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A tart recipe: my Mum’s one!

Do you have recipes that are special to you and your family?  There is the Linzer Torte that I would do every summer when I used to live in France.  I would pick up the figs in the tree in the morning and bake this tart in the afternoon.  Rarely there would be any leftover.

Since then, when I do this recipe… While it is baking in the oven, I can close my eye and travel back home.

I have another one! An almond-banana tart that my mum does.  It is a perfect for any season of the year so while I am waiting for the fruit to be ready to be picked up in the tree, I want to share this recipe with you.

Almond banana tart

Almond-banana tart


  • - For the crust, go here and add 25g of sugar to it.
  • - 3 bananas
  • - 3 medium-sized eggs
  • - 100g of almond powder
  • - 100g of sugar


  1. - Make crust by following those instructions and add the sugar just after the butter and flour so you mix everything together.
  2. - Spread your crust in your dish of your choice.
  3. - In a plate, put the 3 peeled bananas and mashed them.  Spread them on the crust.
  4. - Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix the eggs, sugar and almond powder and then pour it on top of the bananas.
  5. - Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes at 385F.

Banana almond tart

Banana-Almond tart

What is your recipe that your love cooking and it is from your Mom? I am sure you have one.



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    Helen @ Scrummy Lane
    April 12, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Hi again, Melanie!
    You’re from the south of France! I stayed in Bordeaux for 1 year many years ago (it feels strange to say that!) when I was a student. I LOVE the sound of this banana tart. We have something similar in England called a Bakewell tart, but it really is a fantastic idea to add bananas. Pinning this for sure.
    P.S. J’adore tes photos!

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