fig and almond torte | london bakes

I first made this torte while I was in France last month. It comes from Erin Scott’s book, Yummy Supper, based on her very popular blog of the same name. It can be hard to find fancy ingredients where were are and I don’t tend to have much enthusiasm for anything particularly complicated when I’m on holiday so, when I felt like making dessert for my family one night, this was the obvious choice.

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Kimberley’s book, Vibrant Food, arrived rather unexpectedly on a Friday evening a couple of weeks ago. It had been one of those days/weeks/months where I’d fallen slightly out of love with food.  Deciding what to eat for dinner every night had become a chore. We’d gone to restaurants where I’d struggled to find anything I fancied on the menu. There was a pile of food magazines by the side of my bed that I couldn’t really be bothered to read.

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