Would it be cliché to write about Valentines?

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.  Judging by the roses, I’m already there.  (In his heart, that is.)

Although it looks an awful lot like another tart I made recently, this was my first truly experimental dessert.  With Heidi’s Yogurt Tartlets as inspiration, I toned down the ginger this time (as in, I didn’t use any) and replaced it with vanilla.  Then I subbed probably twice as much honey for the maple syrup (my thought being that maple syrup is so much sweeter) and added a little cinnamon for good measure.

I later decided that the cinnamon was probably not that great of a measure, and that I needed a smidgen more vanilla for it to be perfect.  Other than that, this is probably one of the healthiest desserts imaginable, excluding nature’s very own options, i.e. fruit.  The crust is just honey-butter, flour, and oats and the filling is basically just yogurt and egg.

Nico loved it.  Which is the most important part.

Those are pear hearts, by the way.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Ecrire pour la Saint Valentin … un cliché ?

On dit que le chemin le plus court vers le cœur d’un homme passe par son estomac. Si l’on en juge par les roses, je suis déjà arrivée. (dans son cœur, bien entendu.)

Même si cela ressemble énormément à une autre tarte réalisée récemment, ceci est mon premier vrai dessert expérimental. M’inspirant des tartelettes au yaourt d’Heidi, j’ai allégé en gingembre (en fait je l’ai carrément supprimé) et remplacé par de la vanille. Puis j’ai troqué le sirop d’érable contre une double dose de miel (j’ai pensé que le sirop d’érable était bien plus sucré) et ajouté un peu de cannelle pour faire bonne mesure.

Plus tard j’ai estimé que la cannelle n’était pas si bien mesurée que ça et que j’avais besoin d’un soupçon de vanille en plus pour que cela soit parfait. A part ça, c’est probablement l’un des desserts les plus sains qui soit, mis à part l’option nature, c’est-à-dire le fruit. La pâte contient juste du miel, du beurre, de la farine et de l’avoine et la garniture seulement du yaourt et des œufs.

Nico a adoré. C’est ça le principal.

Au fait, ce sont des cœurs en poire.

Joyeuse Saint Valentin !

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6 responses to “Would it be cliché to write about Valentines?

  1. this sounds delicious and I love the pictures too. I am going to need the recipe please 🙂

  2. For some reason, I suddenly have a craving for cheesecake. 😛

    Joyeuse St. Valentin!

  3. J. Forsberg Meyer

    I assumed you’d found this photo at some fancy-food site, then was amazed to discover you’d prepared this delectable dainty yourself. Impressive! Now, THAT’s the way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

  4. I second sliles and would like to try this myself.
    It just looks so yumlicious!

    • Thank you, Aunt Caroline and Sara! The original recipe link is embedded in the post (“Heidi’s yogurt tartlets”) and I just added vanialla instead of ginger (because Nico wasn’t a fan the first time) and then lots of honey instead of maple syrup. But I would try it with maple syrup if I were you. (It’s sort of pricey here!!!)

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