B is now back at uni, back to student life. Except this new student life seems to involve a lot more work than our previous student life. This means evenings aren't the chilled out eating, catching up, relaxing time that they used to be. To try and draw him away from the books and homework and lectures and classes and revision, we've agreed that one evening a week we will have a night off work and study-related things, cook something new and a bit different, and have an extra glass of wine.
So for our first of these evenings, the stilton & fig puff pastry tart on the fabulous blog, Rocket & Squash, looked like the perfect solution. Ed's opening sentence is 'Few things sit better on the effort:reward curve than a puff pastry tart'. Sounds like a good weeknight faux-fancy supper solution to me. Especially when he goes on to describe the grating and crumbling and more crumbling of stilton all over the pastry and figs. We got through it pretty quickly, and will be making it again pretty soon, before the figs all disappear for another year.