Tuesday, August 24, 2010

TWD : Crunchy and Custardy Peach Tart and a late Oatmeal Breakfast Bread


I should start with many excuses... I've been a real slacker with my blog and not only... but I've contracted a serious illness from Cagliostro !!!




Here in Rome the wheather is so hot that this morning at six o'clock I entered the kitchen and thought I had left the oven on !!!
The worst part are homeworks: in Italy schools start on Sept. 14th and my kids still have tons of homeworks (plus I'm helping two other kids too) I really can't wait for that day !!!
Do American kids have holidays homeworks as well ? How many of them ? Carlo has tons of pages !


Anyway This tart was sublime ! I'm so glad Rachel of sweet tarte chose it in these peach-rich days !!! I served it yesterday evening after dinner and I should have taken pictures of the happy faces after the first bite !!! Please visit Rachel for the recipe and the LYL for more tarts !


Last week I didn't post the wonderful Oatmeal Breakfast Bread chosen by Natalie of Oven Love, But I had baked it and yummily eaten almost all of it : it's a wonderful and simple quick bread. I didn't have applesauce but had some mixed fruit compote I had made when in my veggie box started appearing too many cantalupes so I substituted that and omitted the sugar and has I had a mix of flakes I used them instead of just oat ones. Please take some time and try it you will find the recipe here !

20 comments:

Rachel said...

Yum your tart looks beautiful! Thanks for baking with me this week!

Valerie said...

Natalia, your peach tart looks just perfect. I love that gorgeous peach in the center! The oatmeal breakfast bread looks delicious too.

I hope you feel better soon and that you're able to get a much needed break. In the U.S. children don't have homework during the summer (unless they're enrolled in summer school.) But my french father always prefered the European school system for some reason...I thought he was crazy! :D

The Mortensens said...

Oh how I love the city of Rome! But I have to wonder, how do you survive without air conditioning? It is very hot here too and I cannot imagine surviving without it!

Anyway, I'm glad you braved the heat and made the tart. It was worth it, don't you think? Yours looks like it was delicious!

elra said...

I don't think they have homework during the holiday here in the US, at least that what I remember. But, summer holiday here is much sorter then any other country in Europe. The school already started last week. I am the lucky one who doesn't have to worry about kid homework anymore. My kid is already in college and pretty much on his own. Your time will be there Natalia, sooner then you ever imagine.

Anyway, it's hot here as well. But, I wouldn't mind to have your tart, and your delicious sounding bread.

LDH said...

Lovely tart! We have had more than our share of high temperatures this summer and baking isn't as fun when the kitchen is so hot to begin with.

Our kids usually have a few summer reading books required before school starts. They often have a test on the first day back just to be sure the reading was done.

Nice stopping by to visit with you!

Carol Peterman said...

I agree this tart is a winner! I'm impressed you are able to bring yourself to bake in the heat. You were smart to do a double post with last week's bread. I made it, liked it, but never got it posted. Oops.

Good luck getting the kids ready for school. It's unfortunate that their homework ends up being your homework too.

Jodie said...

Glad you liked the tart! Looks great.
My husband and I are going to Italy next week. I'm so excited!!

Shandy said...

OMGoodness, you have been busy and in such a big heat wave! I don't know how you could find the energy to bake when it is so hot outside but I know your family is glad you did. Gorgeous peach custard tart and oatmeal bread; YUM!

TeaLady said...

School has already started here. Lucky if they get homework during the year let alone in the summer. Which is why we are now 12th in the world in education.

Other than that - love the tart and the bread looks tasty.

Mary said...

Your tart looks lovely and I'm so glad your family enjoyed it. So sorry to hear that you are sick, and I hope you recover soon. Students in Canada do not get homework in the summer, though teachers need to prepare!
:)

The Bake More said...

Love the peach in the center of the tart, very original. The cat is a peach too. I love the way he/she is stretching to catch the rays of sunlight.

Piggy said...

Cute cat! :-) And your tart looks great too!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Both the tart and bread look delicious! What a cute kitty!

Cheers,

Rosa

Leslie said...

Ciao Natalia,

Ooh, these both look so yummy! Your kitty looks like he's enjoying his summer (he's so beautiful!)

Thanks for visiting and commenting! How can I resist stopping by to see what you're up to? Ironically, I'm doing more blog reading but less commenting. :-)

Abracci,
Leslie

Cakelaw said...

Both your tart and your bread look great Natalia. LOL at the cat disease - I have that too. Poor Carlo with holiday homework - we don't get that in Australia.

The Blonde Duck said...

I love that cat!

margot said...

Both the tart and the oatmeal bread look wonderful. Your cat certainly looks like he's enjoying a lazy summer day - so cute.

Good luck with getting the homework done before school starts!

Jennifer said...

Oh dear-homework. The thought makes me shudder and I don't even have children!

Your tart looks beautiful!!!

Lynnylu said...

Lovely peach tart. You live in a beautiful city. I visited last September and was impressed with how wonderful the people of Rome are. I hope to visit again next summer.

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope you had a good weekend!