Tuesday, 13 August 2013

blueberry tarts for two


Guess who's back! Me. I am basically done all the dirty work for the book ("WOW EMILY YOU ARE SO AMAZING HOW DID YOU CREATE AND PHOTOGRAPH ALMOST 100 RECIPES IN JUST 3 MONTHS!?") Okay I am kidding but in all seriousness I am not ashamed to say that I am proud of myself. This summer has been crazy; mind and body completely devoted to thinking of, creating, photographing and typing up raw vegan dessert recipes. Oh, and always cleaning my messes up. Every. Day. 

Well now I am rambling. Point of this all is: with the hard work for my book (out March 2014) outta the way, I now am free to go back to focusing on my one true love. That'd be you. I miss you! I miss giving you recipes and hearing your feed back! So here is a recipe; and I demand feed back. 


These tarts are super simple to make (what else is new...) and equally delicious (I am officially a broken record). Most of my recipes leave you with several servings and that's all fine and dandy but what if you just want enough for two people? Or, one hungry person? Then you use this recipe. Whip these tarts up in a few minutes and surprise your friend or lover when they walk in the door, fort entrance, or whatever opening you have in your habitat.


Oh, I have more space to write than I thought I did. Okay. What shall I talk about? I got it. Berries and the Divine. In this recipe I used blueberries straight from our front yard, where they bloom in abundance for 3 glorious months each summer. These months give my life meaning: I live for these berries. Anyways, I have had many an epiphany whilst picking blueberries; my mind wanders to a peaceful, still place where the world is simple and I am but a humble human foraging for food. It's cathartic, to be perfectly honest. A few weeks ago while I was snacking on berries from the bushes, I realized that this was the original day job! Our ancestors spent their entire days - when they weren't running from giant cats or pro-creating - simply finding fruits and other edibles, picking them, and later eating them.


This gave me such a sense of oneness within and of the world. Truly, we have hardly changed a bit since our early days of hunting and gathering. What has changed is our surroundings, but that is virtually all. I enjoy participating in this majestic and intrinsically-connected universe and it's very much a reassuring feeling knowing that I am the same as those who came before me, and those who are yet to come. We are all the same. In our DNA, in our desires, in our perceived duties, there's hardly a difference among us when you get right down to our foundations. I am the blueberry and the blueberry is I.

Enough with the hippie talk, though. I know you just want dessert.


blueberry tarts for two:

crust:
1/2 cup almonds
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon maple syrup 

filling:
1 cup blueberries
2 tablespoons coconut powder (dried coconut process into powder) 

To make the crust: process the almonds into powder in a food processor. Add the the coconut oil and maple syrup and process until it all sticks together in a ball. Press into two single-serving lined tart tins. Put in the fridge for 30-60 minutes or until solid. Fill with blueberries and sprinkle with coconut powder. 

17 comments:

Angelica G said...

Hi there - Sounds incredibly easy! A question: Should the almonds be soaked?

fer (texturas de verduras) said...

emily those berries yumm! i wish there where fresh berries here in the desert!! mmm maybe mango cubes would fit nice in there..

Anonymous said...

What can be used in place of a tart tin? Thanks!

Emily von Euw said...

Totally up to you :)

Emily von Euw said...

Well, do you have other baking tins, pans or molds? Really any lined container will work.

kelli said...

awesome emily! can't wait to read your book. you are amazing.

i tried your chocolate cream caramel bars and oh my goodness, they were delicious!!! i'm not sure what i did wrong with the chocolate layer though - it didn't look anything like yours. very dark and thin, but delicious nonetheless! maybe i didn't blend it long enough?

kelli said...

p.s. i love to read your insights, or hippie talk as you called it!=)

Emily von Euw said...

Haha thank you so much :D Hmm weird... I don't know why would be since the ingredients are pretty simple. Sounds like you could have added some more coconut oil or less cacao though :) Maybe add some dates next time.

Mallory Frayn said...

Wow so simple! Perfect for blueberry season!

The Vegan Cookie Fairy said...

How simple and lovely. Just perfect. Love the quote, too :)

Juha-Matti said...

I just found your blog today, and I'm already so gone with all these recipes! :D I have been eating smoothies and juices for about a year now but decided to try going raw altogether. :) And tomorrow I might just try those blueberry tarts... And yes, I am going to eat them both by myself! :P

Jussi from Finland!

Emilie said...

I am SO making these for my hubby and I tonight.... thanks :)

Meagan said...

YUM! I love how low sugar these are!

laurasmess said...

Wow, these are so beautifully elegant, yet so simple to make! I'm considering using one of your coconut or banana type cream fillings in the crust before topping each with blueberries and cacao nibs (just to gild the lily, as they say! Mmm, yum). Thanks for the inspiration. And CONGRATS on finishing the first stage of your book, yaaay!! You're awesome Em xx

Katie said...

So perfect! Will your book be available in the UK?!? Can't wait to read it, even if I have to bagder american friends to send it over for me :P Love all your recipes and this wonderfulness will be happening in my kitchen today! You have made a dessert craving vegan student very happy :D

Emily von Euw said...

It will be!!! :D You can pre-order now (on Amazon or The Book Depositary or wherever) and have it shipped to you when it's published on March 4th.

Em, xo

Kate Greenwood said...

Emily, you are amazing!! Your blog and recipes are incredible. Will be making these tomorow. Thank you! Ps are you on Instagram? Love Kate x

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