In Portland, we love the proximity with nature and following the seasons.
Between June and October, we have the family ritual of going to the farms on Sauvie Island to pick some fruits and vegetables.
Apples harvest arranged in a Maillo Design Crocheted basket
After the satisfaction of being outside and picking your own fruits on the tree or in the fields, back home we enjoy as much baking our harvests!
September is the apples & plums season. With some moms friends, I recently went with the girls and since then, I have been busy baking all kinds of sweet French recipes, inherited from my mother and grand-mothers.
Apple tart, apple sauce, plum jam, plum "Clafoutis" (I can't translate that one!)...
I like sharing our French lifestyle and what our French family life looks like.
This early Fall, let's bake together an apple tart and a plum "Clafoutis".
Add the soft butter and knead with your fingertips for 3 minutes then rub the mixture between your hands
Stir in the water to bind the dough, mix fairly quickly with the flour and form a ball
Roll out the dough and put it on a sheet of baking paper in the pie plate
Prick it with a fork and bake it for 10 min at 400°F so that the crust gets hard (Pre-heat the oven before)
I enjoy a slice of clafoutis with my favorite tea, smelling the cherry blossom of the Nude minois candle