A meal isn’t complete without a good dessert. I have learnt to make quite a few desserts in the recent years and I like the fact that they mostly taste and look good!
My mom baked a lot when I was younger. She still bakes but not as much as she used to. She told me that the best present ever for her is when my dad and us praise her for nice cakes that she bakes, not to mention nice food that she makes everyday. When we talk on the phone every weekend, we can’t help but like to share what we cooked or baked for that week or even on that day!
Remember the Madeleines recipe? The recipe has been passed to me from Arnaud’s mom. I have learnt a lot about French food through her. Every time we visit her, she always surprises us with great meals! For her, desserts can put a smile on her face. She told me once that she wants us to be happy after every meal. So, I can tell the importance of desserts in a French family! Through her, I look at desserts from a different dimension. I guess, over there years, I have broaden my knowledge in food greatly!
I probably have been influenced, in a good way – I started to love making desserts and pastries. I love those little touches that can make desserts look really eye-catching! When comes to pastries, tarts (you can find them here, here, here, here, here, and here) – savoury or sweet, they are always my favourites.
Earlier this week, I promised that I would use figs in 2 dishes. One of them is a hearty dish – Chicken with Figs that I have posted. Today, it is the fig tart that I made on the same day! Instead of making it into a big tart, I had chosen to make into tarlets. I really love the sweetness of the figs and the crunch of the pastry. I was totally immersed in my dessert, made that very moment really sweet! 😉