I have been a big fan of his since a quite a while (a few years at least) and have seen how he developped his skills in order to become the accomplished cook and photographer that he is now. Peter's pictures are perfectly staged, full of personality and sensitivity, mindblowingly beautiful as well as gorgeously moody, and the Greek-inspired recipes are always refined in their apparent simplicity and homeliness, absolutely tempting and straight-forward. There is a certain sincerity, brilliance, zenitude and peacefulness behind his magazine-like creations.
Needless to say that I am extremely thrilled by the prospect of sharing one of his lovely posts on Rosa's Yummy Yums as it is a real honor as well as pleasure for me to introduce him to you, dear readers and to be able to host his remarkable work here.
Thank you so much, Peter!
As usual, you have outdone yourself. This irresistible torte is fabulous and your clicks are just out-of-this-world.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I’m very excited and honoured to be doing a guest post on Rosa’s blog today! I know it's been said like a million times but the Internet really has the power to connect people in the most unusual ways. Here I am-an Australian of Greek descent writing for a blog colleague and friend of Swiss/Anglo descent in Switzerland! You’ve got to love the times we live in!
However, I'm not here to ramble on about social media and the like. I'm here to share a recipe with Rosa and all her wonderful readers. I know Rosa loves Middle Eastern and Turkish foods. And I also know how she loves a sweet treat every know and then. Just take a look at her stunning recipe for "Viennese Sachertorte" or her delightful "Spicy Dasmson Plum Roly Poly! So, I thought I'd make myself comfortable in her blog and share with you a recipe for my dried fig torte.
There's something quite magical and even sensual about eating figs. Every time I bite into one, it's like I'm biting into a piece of honeycomb. I adore their natural, sweet taste. What I enjoy even more are dried figs. Once these morsels have been kissed by the sun they take on a stronger, caramelised flavour. It's this intensity that drives my taste buds crazy. They're great to snack on, fantastic with yoghurt for breakfast and they provide a great ending to a dinner party when presented with a cheese platter. You gotta love their versatility!
I have to admit I'm a bit of a “cake man”. Give me a slice of cake with a little whipped cream and I'm a happy camper. This "Dried Fig Torte" is just perfect with a nice “cuppa” in the afternoon. The batter uses a little almond meal to make it moist and the part I love the most is taking a bite and finding bits of dried figs in the mix. Pair it up with some whipped cream that has been blended with ground cinnamon, serve it with a good drop of muscatel dessert wine and you have nirvana!
Just a note: I used “Greek” dried figs for this recipe (I sourced these at a local shop). If you can't use dried figs then use fresh ones or some other dried fruit. The cake itself is quite accommodating to any flavour. That's the beauty of it. Hope you enjoy the cake Rosa!
Recipe has been adapted from here.
Splendid photos, very inspiring.ReplyDelete
Je suis moi aussi une grande fan du blog de Peter, c'est un photographe de grand talent. Ce guest post est une excellente idée, Rosa! Bises...ReplyDelete
Beautiful post, Peter!ReplyDelete
The photos are gorgeous, and even though I'm not a fan of figs, I may need to make this torte!
This is a great recipe, a nice alternative to sticky fig puddingReplyDelete
I just saw this on Peter's website. It looks so delicious, although I wanted to ask.....do you think it would still work with all almond meal (as I am sadly gluten intolerant and gluten free flour tastes horrible)?ReplyDelete
Ô combien j'imagine aisément ce magnifique gâteau au coin du feu!ReplyDelete
It looks fabulous!
Delicious recipe, beautiful photos!ReplyDelete
sooo vintage! it made me hungry :O°°ReplyDelete
I know Pete travels alot but now this...traveling through blogs...love it! Great looking tart with my fave fruit...figs.ReplyDelete
Tes recettes sont toujours visitées avec grand plaisir, les images sont très belles et poétiquesReplyDelete
Je te souhaite une belle soirée
Two of my favourite food bloggers and friends and priviledged to have personally met both of them. Yes, blogging is great. The cake sounds amazing and figs are my favourite. Unfortunately this year I had to stay away from them due to diet, as they are high in calories.ReplyDelete
classic pics ! i love figs...yummy recipeReplyDelete
Yummy! Looks great!ReplyDelete
Love the photos with dark background :)
Comme toujours on se régale avec tes belles photos et ta belle recette. BisousReplyDelete
Wonderful recipe Peter. I need to find some more figs:DReplyDelete
Beautiful writeup with a lovely recipe..ReplyDelete
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De toute beauté Rosa! J'aime beaucoup les ingrédients que compose cette torte!ReplyDelete
Bonne journée :)
Thank you Rosa for introducing us Peter, I can't wait to check his blog and his pictures out.ReplyDelete
Peter, we share the love for figs, fresh or dried! I think that people who don't appreciate figs miss an amazing treat. Your photos are amazing, and can't wait to try the recipe.
The pictures tell a whole story. Really beautiful.ReplyDelete
Nice to "meet" you Peter. I too adore figs. And thank you dear Rosa. I hope you are enjoying your hiatus...ReplyDelete
Thank you for introducing Peter's blog. I also prefer dried figs and while reading this recipe I have realised how the almonds' and figs' combination was obvious.ReplyDelete
It sounds easy and luscious!
This torte is quite impressive and looks amazingly good! well done, and really the pictures are beautiful!ReplyDelete
such stunning photos!ReplyDelete
that last photo with the recipe is really nice.
I have been admiring Peter's blog for a while and his pictures are always gorgeous. He is a true inspiration to me.ReplyDelete
I love figs too. Hehe. Like you say, honeycomb. :)ReplyDelete
Gorgeous photography and fig torte looks really delicious. I love figs in sweets!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful dessert to enjoy with a nice glass of port or brandy. Yum!ReplyDelete
It is high time I try a fig cake, after the fig balls and fig brioches; this recipe is simple and refined; beautiful clicks too.ReplyDelete
Looks delicious! Good to know that one can use either dry or fresh fruit. Thanks for wonderful post.ReplyDelete
Cela donne envie de poser son doigt sur les miettes et de grignoter telle une petite souris.ReplyDelete
Belles photos et belle tarte...gourmandeReplyDelete
Une bien belle tarte, ton blog est merveilleux, toutes ses photos j'en reste baba.ReplyDelete
I love Peter's blog and this fig torte looks and sounds absolutely scrumptious! Beautiful words and pics, Peter.ReplyDelete
Thanks for this guest post, Rosa. Great job, Peter.
Oh I love figs! and it is the season.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photography and lovely styling.ReplyDelete
Well worth your break for sure Rosa. Nice post Peter.ReplyDelete
Keep yourself well and hopefully relaxed ;o)
Ciao for now,
Peter's work is stunning! I've been a fan for a long time. It's so wonderful to see him here :D And that torte looks amazing.ReplyDelete
What an adorable post. Pleased to meet you Peter, I love your fig torte!ReplyDelete
I, too, prefer a dried fig over a fresh one. Lovely cake.ReplyDelete
Lovely guest post! Rosa, thank you so much for introducing us to Peter! And Peter, what a gorgeous torte. I also adore figs for their enchanting quality.ReplyDelete
Rosa, Peter is a great choice to have as a guest blogger. I love figs, I love cake too, especially for breakfast and I can see this with a nice cup of tea.ReplyDelete
HIya Rosa.... :) Thanks for sharing this :DReplyDelete
fantastic photos and recipe.ReplyDelete
Great guest post with wonderful pictures of a delicious cake!ReplyDelete
So nice to see you here too Peter and isn't the internet an amazing thing? I love the way it connects people around the world in ways I wouldn't have thought possible not too long ago!ReplyDelete
Love this fig torte!
Really like Peter's blog, a treat !ReplyDelete
The cake has the perfect autumnal flavours !
Love Peter's blog and glad I was able to find yours become of that. Love this torte and the use of figs. Absolutely delicious and splendid clicks!ReplyDelete
What a beautifully styled guest post! This looks like a great fall treat!ReplyDelete
Très bonne idée ce guest post, je ne connaissais pas le travail de Peter mais ses photos sont superbes, très appétissantes !ReplyDelete
Bises, à bientôt !
i clearly don't have enough figs in my life. lovely treat, peter!ReplyDelete
Enjoy your holiday Rosa but thanks so much for the guest post. I love Peter's photos and recipe. Some comforting and tasty. It's perfect because I was looking for a good dessert with figs.ReplyDelete
What a stunning torte, I would love to try it with dates. Beauriful photogrphy, indeed - you sure know how to pick them, Rosa! Fantastic guest post, Peter :)ReplyDelete
Fabulous guest to have over Rosa, and what a special cake indeed. I have some Indian dried figs awaiting their fate. maybe the time has come. Stunning photographs and a beautiful post! NICE!!ReplyDelete
This does sound perfect with a cup of tea! I love the texture of dried figs too.ReplyDelete
Never heard about Peter's blog before this post a nice discovery with a very yummy cakeReplyDelete
Great guest post and that cake looks lovely. I love dried figs and i know these must be tasting awsm :)ReplyDelete
I can't wait to try your lovely tort!! thank for great recipe ;)ReplyDelete
Beautiful pics. I can never get enough figs!!! This looks great.ReplyDelete
I can just imagine how good this tastes with the flavors of dried figs, beautiful. Thanks for introducing Peter to us, Rosa!ReplyDelete
I love figs in any form or kid and this torte looks so yummy and delicious!!
Cheers and hope you have a lovely week,
What a beautiful cake and post! I am a huge fan of Peter's blog, so the that fact that he's guesting on another favorite blog of mine is amazing. :) Thanks this is!ReplyDelete
You just have to love Peter and his cakes!ReplyDelete
Nice guest post Rosa...and nice to meet you Peter...ReplyDelete
Dry fig torte looks fabulous...and the pictures are amazing.
Hope you both have a wonderful week ahead :-)
Lovely post Rosa.... ! Happy Halloween to you and hope you are enjoying it in full spirit....enjoy !ReplyDelete
What absolutely fabulous photography - just amazing!ReplyDelete
I love Peter's blog and have been reading it for some time now too. Figs go so well in cakes such as this, I often make my Dad Vanilla & Fig cupcakes for his birthday, but I think this will have to be the cake I bake next year!ReplyDelete
Les photos sont de plus en plus belle Rosa, ainsi que cette nouvelle mise en page. J'aime également beaucoup le blog de Peter.ReplyDelete
I am loving it all... both blogs, the post, the photos and the fig...and the torte... Marvellous :)ReplyDelete
I love those photos...very different. The cake looks pretty too.ReplyDelete
TRISH: Thanks for passing by and for the comment. Well, I'm not too sure it would work only when made with almond flour, but I guess you could try... Maybe you could try using another kind of flour (gluten-free) like buckwheat flour or cornflour (check that link: http://www.wheat-free.org/wheat-free-flour.html). I hope that helps...ReplyDelete
Delicious looking torte. I hope you're enjoying your time off Rosa! :)ReplyDelete
What a wonderful guest post..Peter's blog is so beautiful and this torte looks wonderful as usual..Hope you are having a nice break Rosa!ReplyDelete
Great torte. Love anything that includes almon meal.ReplyDelete
Rosa, you pick the right guest post! I always adore Peter's work. Lovely!ReplyDelete
This is super inspired food photography - I'm so glad I stumbled across this blog, and thanks for turning me on to Souvlaki for the Soul!ReplyDelete
- Catherine @ The Spring (in Brisbane)
Soy fans de los higos me encantan,receta exquisita y excelente elaboración,fotos espectaculares,abrazos grandes,hugs,hugs.ReplyDelete
Superbe!! un invité de grande classe sur ton blog Rosa..ReplyDelete
Beautiful photography! And, that cake sounds splendid!ReplyDelete
Love the photos! I am yet to get my hands on fresh figs. Soon I hope :)ReplyDelete
I absolutely adore Peter's blog and this fig torte scrumptious! Beautiful guest post.ReplyDelete
That looks SOOOOO good. I love figs!ReplyDelete
Peter's lighting and presentation is just beautifulReplyDelete
two of my very favorite bloggers meet. what can get more wonderful than this. i am blown away by this simple hearty dessert and Peter's photographs!ReplyDelete
Elle a l'air bonne cette tarte aux figues!ReplyDelete
Parfaite avec une tasse de thé!
Perfection, love that you can use dried or fresh!! the pics rock!!ReplyDelete
I don't think there's a better or more exotic fruit than the fig. Great looking dessert. Lovely to have a Greek/Australian on your blog.ReplyDelete
Wonderful fig torte and photography! The first photo makes me wish I had long, stretchy arms, to reach that unsuspecting slice on the plate.ReplyDelete
I always admire Peter's beautiful photos and rustic cooking and this cake is a perfect example of what makes his blog so exceptional.ReplyDelete
Hi Peter, nice to meet you here. Your cake is delightful and the photos are wonderful!ReplyDelete
Another beautiful guest post Rosa :)
Rosa, you got a winner of a post for a guest blogger. Dried figs in wintertime are always a treat, and using them in this delicious cake is just what I shall do.ReplyDelete