Blueberry-tart

[Etsuko returns to her dorm a short time after classes have ended, and hasn’t stop smiling since the morning. She’s spends nearly half an hour rearranging her makeup to accomidate the new additions to the collection, courtsey of Val. As she pins Ai’s card to the wall, the ghost a blueberry tart prickles at her tastebuds. She’s sure nothing will ever taste better than Ai’s cooking. When she spots them in her reflection, her eyes take to wandering over the patches on her custom made scout sash. This prompts another moment spent examining her mirrored self. For the first time since she can remember, she has no immediate complaints about the girl she sees there. A breeze passing through her windowsil carries the scent of wild flowers. For a moment, her wayward heart finds peace. Then, there’s a knock at the door.]

Recipe: Blueberry Tart

Description: It’s subtle and refreshing. 

Game ingredients: Wheat Flour, Egg, Blueberry, Sugar

This recipe restores 125 energy and 50 health. It can be obtained from Pierre after achieving 3 hearts and sells for 180g. 

Difficulty: Medium, 1½ hours. Serves 24 mini or 12 large.

This is a two-part recipe, but you can always use frozen pre-made tart shells instead of making the crust yourself. Follow the cooking instructions on the packaging. 

Crust:

-113g (one stick) cold salted butter (not margarine)
-1¼ cup all-purpose flour
-4 to 6 tablespoons cold water

Filling:

-2 cups blueberries (about 250g)
-½ cup sugar
-1 tablespoon cornstarch
-1 teaspoon cinnamon
-2 to 3 teaspoons lemon juice
-Chocolate, optional

Cut the cold margarine into pieces and add it to a mixing bowl with the flour. With a pastry blender, cut and mix the flour and butter until it resembles coarse crumbs. 

Add the water one tablespoon at a time. Test the dough by packing a small amount with your hands to see if it crumbles. Once the mixture is ready, pack down the dough. Don’t worry if there’s excess flour in the bowl that won’t stick. Turn out the dough on to a flat surface and cut into 2 or 3 pieces. Use the heel of your hand and push out the dough. This helps to distribute the butter. 

Combine the pieces of dough back together and wrap in seran wrap. Refrigerate for at least half an hour so it holds its shape better.

 While the dough is setting, prepare the filling. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon. Add the lemon juice and combine. The liquid will help bind the ingredients together and add a bit of flavour.

Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface with a rolling pin to 1-2mm in thickness (or as desired; use thicker dough for larger pan sizes). Flour the edge of a small glass or a round cookie cutter and cut out circles in the dough in accordance to your pan size (I used a 24ct mini muffin tin). 

Place the circles of dough in the tins. You don’t need to grease the tins, but I’d recommend greasing around the top so it won’t stick if any blueberry mixture touches the pan. Fill with your desired amount of blueberries. If you like, you can put a small piece of chocolate at the bottom of the tart before adding the mixture. It’s subtle but compliments the other flavours well.

Cook the tins in a 350°F oven for 30-35 minutes. Let the tarts cool for about 10 minutes before removing them. 

They’re really yummy. I ate 15 of them. That’s not an exaggeration.

-SVR

Decided to hash out Leander’s colors and the little squirrel sylvari is now officially a blueberry pop tart. 

He wears that leaf poncho  much 24/7 out in the wild. The mushrooms growing on his shoulders basically act as a secondary light source and he can also magick them to unleash toxic spores or channel his necro magic if he’s in danger. 

Sylvari belong to Arenanet, Leander is mine.

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Hey, @stardewvalleyrecipes  I made your blue berry tart recipe!! They were soooo good!!! Thanks so much for it! I’m probably gonna make them again (because they’re almost gone now ;w; )

The only parts I did differently was not add as much cinnamon to the filling, and I didn’t put chocolate at the bottom. Instead, I put a bit of nutella at the bottom of a few of them. Oh, also, I left it in the oven for 10 more minutes with the heat off because I misread the recipe, whooops.. They were still delicious though!

blueberry tart with lemon verbena ice cream

  • Servings: 4

Ingredients

for the ice cream

400 ml organic coconut milk
160 ml organic coconut cream (not the solid form)
100 ml grade B maple syrup
20 g lemon verbena leaves

for the tart

175 g organic ground almonds
50 g organic coconut oil
35 ml organic maple syrup
350 g fresh organic blueberries
30 g organic coconut sugar
1½ tsp organic cornflour

Method

1. For the ice cream, pour the coconut milk into a saucepan. Add the coconut cream, maple syrup and lemon verbena. Stir and place over a low heat. Bring to simmering point and then immediately remove from the heat. Leave to cool and infuse.

2. When the mixture has cooled, strain into a bowl to remove the lemon verbena. Put the strained liquid in the fridge to chill for at least one hour. Pour the chilled ice cream mixture into an ice cream maker, and churn? Once it is starting to set, tip the ice cream out into a freezer proof container. Cover the container with a lid and freeze for at least 4 hours. Remove the ice cream from the freezer and leave to stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

3. For the tarts, put the coconut oil and maple syrup in a pan over a low heat. Once melted, remove from the heat and add the ground almonds, stirring to combine. Press this mixture into each of the tart tins to create the outer shell for the tart. Preheat the oven to 170°C (325°F, gas mark 3). Place the tart shells in the refrigerator for half an hour so that the coconut oil sets and the shell hardens a little. Remove from the refrigerator and cook in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the shells are a light golden brown in colour. Leave to cool.

4. Next, place 250 g of the blueberries in a separate sauce pan with the coconut sugar and one tablespoon of water. Place over a medium heat and stir to combine. As soon as the liquid begins to bubble, reduce the heat to its lowest setting. Simmer gently for a further 10 minutes, stirring every so often. Mix the cornflour with 1 teaspoonful of water and stir until you have a smooth paste. Add this to the blueberries and stir. Remove from the heat and using a wooden spoon gently crush the blueberries in the pan. Leave to cool completely.

5. Divide the cooked blueberry between the tarts. Gently scatter the reserved blueberries over the top. If you have problems removing the tarts from their tins apply a little gentle heat to the tine, either using a blow torch for a few seconds on the side of the tin or by popping them into a warm oven for a minute, and they will then easily slip out. Serve with a generous scoop of the lemon verbena ice cream.

Let Me Pt. 2 // Jeon Jungkook

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the prompt: can you make prince!jungkook into a series (or mini series?) pleaseee? Your writing is so good and prince jungkook is so adoring I love it!! the au this is based off of: i’m supposed to inherent the throne but really I’d rather own this tiny bakery with you.

words: 1684

category: fluff

author note: i had a really good time writing this and delving back into prince jungkook. pls enjoy this lil continuation!

- destinee

Originally posted by bangtanbanchan


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So I think that it happens after the first time Steve is really hospitalized after he and Bucky get together. He’s gone to the hospital a few times, for check ups and the occasional issue, but never anything major. This time, though, he’s in D.C. working with José Andrés on a restaurant concept and he passes out. José calls an ambulance, Steve goes to the ER, and it turns out that he’s got an issue that’ll take a few days to clear up.

Bucky checks his messages after his shift and his blood goes cold. He runs into Sam’s office, “Steve’s in the hospital in D.C.,” he says, already starting to breathe heavy.

Sam, bless his soul, hops into action, asking Bucky for details while texting Maria and asking her if she can lend them her car. (She not only lends them her car, but drives a good chunk of the way there so that Bucky won’t have to drive because she is, as she often reminds Sam, the best girlfriend in the world.)

They get there in the middle of the night and the nurse, very grumpily, tells them that since they aren’t family, they cannot see Steve. Bucky, who has had a very stressful day and who just wants to see his boyfriend, starts sobbing in the middle of the hospital. Sam shoots the nurse a look like, “What have you done?” she raises an eyebrow as if to say, “I know and understand this situation. It happens more often than you would think. But I am not going to lose my job over this; I have a mortgage.”

Maria gets them a hotel room (best girlfriend over) nearby, and Sam basically has to drag Bucky out of there. Bucky proceeds to spend the rest of the night watching Seinfeld reruns on TV, unable to sleep.

So when they go over for visitor hours the next morning, Bucky looks even worse than Steve. “Buck?” Steve asks from his bed, and Bucky breaks down again, crying on Steve’s chest and just saying, “They wouldn’t let me see you. They wouldn’t let me see you.”

It’s heartbreaking, and Steve knows what he’s gotta do, already planning the menu in his head as he gently strokes Bucky’s hair.


It’s a four-course dinner at the Howling Commando: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue. Except, he doesn’t make it obvious on the menu, just does a very traditional French appetizer, a second course that speaks to molecular gastronomy, an entrée recipe that borrows from a number of cultures, and finishes it off with Bucky’s favorite blueberry tart.

“Can’t believe you didn’t let me do drink pairings,” Bucky mutters, smiling as he takes a bite of the whipped cream. Steve (who hasn’t been behind the line at Howling Commando in a while) smiles as he watches Bucky start to eat the tart.

“Needed you to be focused,” Steve says.

Bucky snorts. “Why’s that?” he asks.

“Did you figure it out?” Steve asks, raising an eyebrow.

Bucky furrows his brow. “What d’you mean?”

“The menu was a riddle.”

Bucky rolls his eyes. “That’s ridiculous,” he says, then, “but you should grab another copy so I can look again.”

Steve does. Bucky still doesn’t get it.

“Okay, I’m a dumbass. What does it mean?”

“You’re not a dumbass,” Steve says fiercely. “I’m sure you’ll get it if I give you a clue.”

“What’s the clue?” Bucky asks, taking another mouthful of tart.

“I wanna marry you,” Steve says.

Bucky drops his fork, which falls with a clatter to his plate. “What?” he asks.

“I wanna marry you,” Steve repeats, pulling a ring out of his back pocket. “Will you? Marry me?”

Bucky blinks a few times. “How is that a clue?” he asks. “I mean, of course I’ll marry you, but that’s an awful clue.”

“I love you,” Steve says.

“I love you, too,” Bucky says, then adds, “even if you’re terrible at riddles.”