Happy Birthday, #SundaySupper! And Congratulations to Isabel of Family Foodie, who founded the movement one year ago. She has inspired families and food bloggers alike, and made Sundays a time to get together and share delicious meals in good company.
She is humble about her success, but it is quite astounding – #SundaySupper has grown and grown and gained huge media attention, as well as a loyal twitter following. However, Isabel has never wavered from the simple mission to get families around the supper table and she nurtures each member of the movement as if we were sitting around the table with her each week. It is a truly wonderful thing to be part of.
#SundaySupper is the reason for this blog – I first came across #SundaySupper on twitter and joined in the chat each week, posting the occasional picture. Despite the huge number of tweets coming in, Isabel still replied personally to me and invited me to be part of the movement. At first, I panicked. I was a travel blogger, not a food blogger – and I made things up as I went along in the kitchen. But I realised, that’s what this was all about. So, inspired and encouraged by the fantastic blogs of other contributors, Happy Baking Days was born.
Since then, I have been baking more and more, finding an excuse to indulge in something I love. It keeps me happy, and certainly keeps my nearest and dearest sweet! I can’t stick to a recipe and I love inventing things, so in food blogging, I’ve really found my niche!
And that comes as something of an apology this week, since to celebrate one year of #SundaySupper, we were asked to choose a recipe by another member of the group. I chose Paula of Vintage Kitchen Notes’ stunning Cherry Tart.
I have adapted her recipe in my own quirky, British way, but please, please go to the original because however I tried (this was attempt 2, by the way), I could just not get mine looking as perfect as hers. However, it’s a bit of a twist – I added cocoa to the pastry dough and make the custard filling the British way, heating the cream first and adding an extra egg yolk. I hope you enjoy it, and Paula, I hope you don’t mind me messing up your beautiful tart!
That is all a rather a long-winded way of saying, to Isabel and the whole #SundaySupper group – Happy Birthday! Now let’s celebrate!
(Original recipe here)
For the dough:
125g butter, melted and cooled
90g caster sugar
170g plain flour (I used a gluten-free blend)
1 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp ground almonds
For the filling:
200ml double cream
2 whole eggs and 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten.
50g caster sugar
A few drops vanilla extract
Grease a pie dish and preheat the oven to 180C.
I loved Paula’s recipe for the dough – it is so easy and pliable – a lot of fun! Mix the butter and caster sugar, then add the flour, cocoa powder and half the ground almonds. Stir until you have a ball of dough. Press the dough into the dish with your fingertips, making sure that it is even and not too thick. Bake for about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, halve and pit the cherries.
Remove the pastry case from the oven and lower the oven temperature to about 150C.
Sprinkle the remaining ground almonds over the pastry base.
To make the custard, put the cream in a pan and gently heat over a low temperature until warmed through. Whisk the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract together in a jug until light and frothy. Slowly pour the cream onto this mixture, continuing to whisk all the time.
Place the cherries into the pastry case, then pout over the custard. Return to the oven for about 40 mins, but keep an eye on it. You want to keep a slight wobble in the centre.
Leave to cool, then serve with some fresh cream and enjoy!
For more celebratory inspiration, take a look at who’s sharing whose recipe – it’s one big potluck menu this week!
Sunday Supper Appetizers:
Sunday Supper Soups and Breads:
Sunday Supper Main Dishes:
Sunday Supper Veggies:
SundaySupper Desserts and Snacks:
Sunday Supper Wine Pairings by ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
Join the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter each Sunday. We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET and you do not want to miss out on the fun. Follow the#SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. Check out our #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more fabulous recipes and food photos.
Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here → Sunday Supper Movement.