Tuesday, September 15, 2009

C'est si bon!

One day while waiting for clients at the office.. I was looking at beautiful blogs and found one.. that led to here~

Could I resist?

Mais non!

Straight out of the oven on one of my baking sheets(I really need new ones~)See the life? Lives? And these are not Old..like the old ones gone yrs ago.. and less yrs ago..and less...

I loved the look of hers.. w/ smaller plums.. And...I had looked for some.. To no avail...

These are 2 of my daughters plums..from her fridge I forgot to tell her I borrowed 2:)

Her plums were huge.. So I only used 2 and halved the recipe..
Friends dropped by today..a dear dear couple... and I gave them half~
We kept the other half..4 lovely portions in all~
I am now addicted to this beautiful delicious light cake~

It could not be more delicious if it even tried~

La Recette~

Plum Almond Cake

5 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup almond flour
1/2 cup flour
13 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon lemon zest
6 Plums, halved and pits removed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Butter and flour your tart or cake pan. In a large bowl, mix the egg whites and sugar vigorously with a wire whisk for a couple of minutes. Add the flours and whisk again and then add the cooled butter, almond extract and lemon zest and whisk until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan. Place plum halves on top of batter.

Bake for about 25 - 30 minutes until golden brown.

I really think you should try it:) When I halved the recipe..I used 2 egg whites~ The rest pretty much the same~ I did slice a small part off the bottom of the plums so they would lay flatter.. I like this type of dessert..


  1. This looks delicious -- and the long tart pan is one of my favorites.

  2. Je pense que je vais te piquer cette recette, il faut juste que je trouve un moule tout en longueur et hop c'est parti
    Bonne journée

  3. i love the look of this tart! and plums are everywhere now, i have to give it a try! :)

  4. this looks SO delicous anddelicate...not to mention beautiful!
    Inspiring as always!

  5. This is simply stunning! What a gorgeous tart and I'll bet it is so delicious, too. Love plums!

  6. Ah, lovely! Such a different look for a tart. I chuckled when you mentioned you borrowed the plums from your daughter ;) C'est si bon is one of my all-time favourite songs. I hum it a lot to my children! How did you know? ;)))

  7. tu me prends par les sentiments avec cette recette :)

  8. You we up early today Nana! What a beautiful dessert, but my favorite is the well "loved" pan in the background :) Shows how much you use and enjoy your kitchen!

  9. I am already thinking of the possibilities with other fruit too! I love using almond flour in recipes so this must taste wonderful! I have that same tart pan and and similar looking sheet pans :)

    Thank you for sharing another special recipe!

  10. i love this look... and taste! funny i have been meaning to buy this tart pan for months, you make me want to ditch the garden and race into town~

  11. This will most definitely be on the menu soon...it looks so light and beautiful...I have a bunch of the tiny prune plums waiting in my kitchen to become a torte today...this will be next...
    Beautiful Monique and thanks for the link to the lovely blog...

  12. I am laughing about your baking pans...I just bought myself 5 new ones because my older ones look like yours. But I can not bring myself to get rid of them and find myself saving the new ones...for what?
    I keep asking myself that question!LOL!

  13. All summer long I thought about making a plum tart. Now summer's practically over, and my plans never came to fruition.
    And I'm ok with it, because you came through, with a tart more beautiful than anything I could've conjured up in my own kitchen.

    Btw, I love the header with the boys' names added to it. Sweet.

  14. Wow Monique!! That little cake is stunning. I think I even have that tart pan around here somewhere... Must search the clutter.

    Ted is doing ok. I haven't gotten word back on if he got your note yet. Some of the soldiers he is in charge of are having greater difficulty though. One lost his mother as soon as they arrived, and another's wife had major surgery that didn't go well and he couldn't go home I think.

    I wish these things wouldn't happen with everyone is deployed. They will make it though.

    Thank-you again for sending a note. Mail is so important and uplifting.


  15. Linda..pans and pj's:) ..I save the new ones too:)Hope you made atart today~

    I am glad I am not alone!

    Sol..I know yours will look like heaven:)

    You have and will always be an inspiration to me..from day one that I found you~:)

    Jain..I wish I could race to your town :)
    Susan,and soon you will have a wee grandson too:) Even more in common~
    Soon..maybe tomorrow?Spot on?:)

    I agree pears would be delish? You think?

    Isa.. nous avons des goûts si semblables.. vous allez aimer..J'ai tellement hâte d'aller visiter le magasin:)

    Trop de golf pour Grand-Papa..trop de travail pour moi..

    Tigress..:) I have printed out your plum jam recipe..I have to make it..It reminds me of Provence at La Ferme De La Huppe which was exquisitely paradise to us w/ the old owners last yr~

    Martha your copper pan is one of my favorites:)

    Noah's Mommy...I know you will love your new kitchen even more to bake your delicious food in.. More counters..more space.. and now Noah:)(A little Foodie if I do say so myself~:)!)

    LT..I love that song also and was thinking it when typing:)One day can you post about your mom and her cooking? I would love to know more:)Even about your mom..:)

    Chapot et my french kitchen..not only could you paint this dish beautifully:) I truly think it would suit your palates:) As well as your palettes:)

    It's from a beautiful site..and I am grateful I found it~

  16. I ony have one word to say: YUM!!

  17. So, so beautiful! And to think I had peach pie for dinner tonight!

    You make everything a work of art!


  18. the recipe sounds yummy and the pictures are so stylish... great. plum season started here too, I had already a traditional german plum cake this weekend...

  19. Once again - your beautiful photos make me want to head to the kitchen and bake up one of these delectable cakes.

  20. Merci pour ta visite sur mon blog, la bisque de homard je la trouve au supermarché, c'est une conserve, si cela peut t'aider je la trouve avec les soupes
    Bonne soirée

  21. You did such a beautiful job. Love how it turned out. And the pictures are gorgeous.

  22. C'est Beau! I adore the look of this. *heart*

    Um, you "borrowed" the plumsfrom sweet daughter and forgot to tell?! *big grin* Now that struck my funny bone... I had to giggle.

    Have a lovely weekend sweet Nana! xo

  23. Yummy! I'm going to try making this...I've been meaning to make a plum tart of some sort. Love your recipes. Thanks.

  24. I'm new to your blog. You have a gorgeous blog and beautiful photos.

  25. How in the world did I miss this one? Shame on me, this Nana, says blushingly."

    Thanks for visiting and adding La Maison et la jardin to your blog roll. HOw kind.

    And, yup....that little guy and that donut at the Voodoo donut truck (in Portland, OR) says it all. Gosh, I'd stillllllll...like a bite...well, no, I'll try this yummy you've made here.

    xoxo lylah

  26. I just saw this on food with style and I thought ..oh how beautiful and clicked. Its yours! I shd have guessed. Im saving this recipe to make. tq for such a lovely cake/tart..absolutely delicious looking.