contrasts // fig and cream cheese cocoa tarts

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I quickly scrolled though my recent blog posts lately and I realised to myself that it must seem like I am oddly constantly busy, although I assure you that that is not exactly the case, since I had a two-month summer break over August and September yet I didn’t bake at all. It keeps happening – I only feel like baking when my schedule is packed to the brim but when I have all the time in the world it’s the last thing on my mind. It’s very strange, and extremely inconvenient.

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These tarts too, are a study in contrasts.

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The dark brown cocoa crust against the off white cream cheese filling, the crunch of the cocoa nibs embedded within the former on the smooth creaminess of the latter, dried figs and figs caramelised with brown sugar and butter…

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A harmony of dualities.

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Going off on a tangent now but December is finally here! I’ve not remotely completed my fall bakelist but Christmas baking takes precedence over everything. I’m already dreaming up ideas for giftable edibles and hunting down those burgundy velvet ribbons and charcoal grey gift boxes, if they exist. Please exist. But I guess, the only crime that a monochromatic palette can ever commit is being not very festive.

In any case, I’m so stoked for the upcoming festivities and the winter break.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

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