Saturday 30 July 2011

Lazy tart

Debora's Lazy Tart

When we were here a couple of years ago, I wrote about my rugby-playing nephew Angus who was supposed to eat 4,000 calories a day and seemed keen to derive a fair amount of these from Nutella.

Well - despite a startlingly grown-up beard - he still has a child’s sweet tooth and an enduring affection for the chocolate and hazelnut spread. Last night we needed a quick sweet fix to round off dinner and together we came up with the 5 minute Nutella and peach tart. For a lazy tart, it’s not bad. Not bad at all.

Five minute Nutella and peach tart

Nutella and peach tart

1 circle ready-rolled all-butter puff pastry
A generous amount of Nutella
3-4 ripe peaches, cut into segments
A small handful of hazelnuts, roughly chopped, or flaked almonds (optional)
Some egg wash or milk

Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas mark 6.

Line a baking sheet with baking parchment (or use the parchment the pastry comes rolled in) and lay the circle of pastry on it. With a small, sharp knife, cut a border about 2cm in from the edge of the pastry disc, being careful not to cut all the way through the pastry. Brush the border with the egg wash or milk.

Using a spatula, spread a generous, even layer of Nutella within the border and arrange the sliced peaches over the top, cramming them quite close together. Scatter the nuts over the top if using and then bake for about 20 minutes, until the pastry if puffed up and golden and the peaches are slightly caramelised around the edges. Serve warm.

Angus John Robertson & Debora's Lazy Tart


  1. now that is simple but sounds so gorgeous, what a good idea. Those ready rolled and shaped pastry sheets are excellent for asomeone like me who cant make pastry to save their life.
    Have added you to my blogroll

  2. Hurrah! You're back! And in time for summer fruits. Yay!

  3. Not only is Agde good for eating Debora's delicious food but its good for writing too! Great that you're posting again Debora - I can just imagine you all tucking into this gorgeous looking tart. I hope Angus knows how to make it as its about time I sampled his cooking

    Love to all

  4. Don't you love summer?! Fruits are amazing this time of year. Thanks for posting your creation.


  5. I'm completely obsessed with nutella at the moment and have been looking for new recipes to use up the enormous jar now filling my tiny storecupboard! Wouldn't have thought of combining it with peaches but this look absolutely divine. And so simple. Thanks!

  6. oh, oh you're back! How have I only just found out you're back? *settles down in front of laptop with cup of tea, immediately orders crate of peaches and vat of Nutella from Ocado* xx

  7. I've seen a lot of peach pies on the internet lately but non with Nutella, yum!! Thanks for this "lazy" recipe! :)

  8. Love hearing your refreshing voice again, even though it is a few months old now. Hope to hear more soon.

  9. NUTELLA and I are old friends, nice to see what she's doing these days. And Penny is right, it's wonderful to "hear" your voice again. Please don't leave us dangling like that EVER AGAIN. When you're signing your bestseller, it will be the little people, us (okay, I'm in no way little, but you get my drift) who will be in line for autographs.
    Hugs across the water, Karen

  10. In our house there are two baby Rugby players (8&9 years), and a Mummy and Daddy who LOVE nutella. This will be pudding tomorrow night - mmmm. Lovely blog. Thank you. X


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