I have to say I am not surprised which doesn’t mean this doesn’t make me sad.
I come from country that suffered war and where hate is still very present and makes part of daily life.
I used to be surrounded by people who couldn’t see further then their feet … they couldn’t understand, even if you tried to explain.
There is us and them and there is no actual wall between but there is a virtual one, one that you can’t touch but you can feel it exist. And it is like that for more then two decades and I am slowly loosing hope.. so I am not surprised for President chosen yesterday, my country is ruled by similar ones for a long time .. but it does make me sad.
I know world may stop for second, but very fast it continue spinning and I continue baking this beautiful tarts which I served to my family, trying to not loose hope in humanity.
Spelt Fruit Tart
300g spelt flour (or wheat flour)
2tbs coconut sugar (or cane sugar)
175g soy margarine (or butter), chilled and cut into cubes
3-4tbs cold water
90g coconut sugar (or cane sugar)
3tbs spelt flour (or wheat flour)
1ts cinnamon, grounded
1ts ginger, grounded
1/2ts cardamom, grounded
1kg fruits (I used apples and plums)
Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
Mix the flour, sugar, margarine and salt until you get fine crumbs. Slowly add water until you get a fine dough. Wrap with plastic foil and leave for min 30min in the fridge.
In a separate bowl mix flour, sugar, spices and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the fruits.
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and roll with a rolling pin until 3mm thick.Cut circles with pastry cutters, size to fit into small forms.
Line the tarts with the dough but do not trim the edges yet.
Stir fruit mixture into the tarts shells. Trim the excess dough. Roll the excess dough with a rolling pin until 3mm thick and cut the dough into even strips (1cm). Make lattice from stripes. Brush with egg.
Bake in the hot oven for 45 min. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.