Plum Frangipane + Building A Greenylicious House!

Posted by: on Sep 29, 2016 | 18 Comments


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Plum Frangipane.

Ever since I heard the name I haven’t really been able to let it go. Pluuum Frangipane. Doesn’t it just sound kind of sexy?! I feel like I want to play smooth french tunes in the kitchen while creating this now apparently somewhat saucy tart (was it the full moon?!), totally ignoring the fact that the floor is covered in toys and that there are avocado and turmeric stains all over that cute waist-high lil’ apron.

So sure, it might not have been a perfect setting in that way but totally perfect in another. Caspian was very exited to all of a sudden get a cake and ice cream-picnic and Avalon was crawling around, happily investigating (+ tasting) leaves.. It got gloriously messy and that’s really what life is. It’s all about our point of view and this was not very sexy but however, it was definitely 100% sensuous.

I’ve been thinking a lot about sensuality the past weeks, realizing that it’s vey much my preferred way of living. That diving deep, connected, inspired, loving, using all senses-way of life. It has nothing to do with sexuality. To me, sensuality is tapping into the senses instead of buzzing around in the constant mind-chatter. Can you relate or what does the term mean to you? It is to lean in instead of future tripping or history hopping. It’s a connected life. A juicy life. And in the end, that is kind of sexy. Just like a Plum Frangipane.

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Fun & Fabulous Facts

– Green home dreams come true!

Here’s a fun and fabulous fact that has absolutely nothing to do with the frangipane itself. We’re building a Greenylicious Home! We are now the incredibly, wildly psyched owners of our dream land. It’ has been a long process of paperwork, intense planning, meetings and waiting since we embarked on this journey 1.5 years ago. It’s an absolutely gorgeous 12 acres that we cannot wait to be living on/with. As you can probably imagine, ideas are running wild and the red thread running through it all is of course that the materials/systems that we use are as kind for the earth and for the family as possible (luckily those two go hand in hand) and ohhh the future garden! We’ve been working like crazy with this project and our time have been filled with blueprints, sketches, inspiration boards, meetings, endless research and dreams. That and our two babes  ..and work. I am so ridiculously excited to finally be sharing this all with you! Taking action for a greener planet goes far beyond being plant-passionate in our kitchen and for as long as I can remember building a green home has been one of my biggest visions. 

I will be sharing this process here on Earthsprout on a separate page because to me it has never been just about the food. The Greenylicious Lifestyle is the whole picture. I hope you’ll want to join us on this adventure of building A Greenylicious Home. A natural home using sustainable materials and systems that take good care of both us and planet Earth. As inspiration, out of curiosity or just to see some of the crazy :) and as a bonus, it’s going to be one darn good-looking house. Here we gooo! HERE is a little sneak-peek showing part of the land.

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Plum Frangipane

Now that branches are heavy with gorgeous plums of all sorts this is THE treat. I roast the plums first which creates sort of a jam situation. It’s my way of packing even more plums into the tart. This Frangipane is vegan, gluten free and uses wholesome ingredients that are actually great for us. Serve as is or with a scoop of ice cream (I made a quick frozen banana/coconut cream/vanilla ice cream). Have fun baking!

8-10 small slices

550g / 4 large handfulls pitted plums
1 cup almonds
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup oat or buckwheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup coconut sugar (granulated coconut nectar)
1/4 cup coconut oil, I used cooking, not virgin
1/2 cup plant-based milk
1 lemon (medium), zest & juice
1-2 bitter almonds or 1-2 drops bitter almond extract.
pinch quality salt

1. Preheat oven to 150° C | 302° F
2. Pit & halve plums, adding them to a lined baking sheet, cut sides up. Roast for 30 minutes. Make the dough below while plums are roasting
3. Add almonds to a food processor and blend into a flour. Now add all other dry ingredients to the food processor and blend. Lastly add lemon juice + zest, oil and milk and blend into a sticky paste-like dough.
4. Rise heat to 175° C | 347° F
5. Smear/drizzle a teaspoon worth of coconut oil into a cast iron pan (or baking dish of choice). Pour Frangipane mixture into the pan and spread out evenly with a spatula. 
6. Add roasted plums to the pan, gently pressing them into the dough and bake for 20 minutes in the middle of the oven. Serve as is or with cream/ice cream/vanilla sauce.

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I am holding cooking classes and morning magic sessions in Malmö! The first event was last week and we had the best time. A wonderful group of participants, wildly delicious recipes (Breakfast themed), heaps of inspiration and sweet goodiebags. Next theme is Superboosted Morning Drinks. For full lineup, info and booking visit my event page. Me and Karoline (with whom I am hosting the tv-show) are doing a cooking demo / event on Saturday if you’re anywhere nearby.

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All love, Elenore

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16 Comments

  1. Alexandra | Occasionally Eggs
    29 september, 2016

    This is SO exciting, Elenore, and it’s going to be amazing! I can’t wait to see some more pictures and read about your plans for your new home. Our future goal is similar so I’m looking forward to seeing what you do. So, so happy for you! <3<3<3

    Reply
    • ElenoreEarth
      19 oktober, 2016

      Ah this is such happy news, Alexandra! You will be there! I am sure of it. And in the meantime I promise to post lots of fun + informative + inspiring pics and info!

      Thank you for being here, love!

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  2. Lisette
    29 september, 2016

    Dear Elenore,
    Such exiting news and I wish you and your familiy so much joy and happines!
    We just renovated our new/old ’50-ies house in Amsterdam as sustainable as possible and we now call it our little treehouse. It feels so rewarding and whole to be able to live in a warm and comfortable space that contributes to Mama Nature. If you ever are in need of tips, info or anything we are happpy to help and have found out a lot during this proces, including the biology of living in a house. However you are such an earth mama I think you will be just fine ;-)! Love Lisette

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    • ElenoreEarth
      19 oktober, 2016

      Ah hi, love! Wow, you did?! I’m SO thrilled! Gosh, I’d love to visit! Holy moly that would be magical. The longing in my heart to live in such a space that I’ve created is huge. And to have a veggie garden close by again! On another note, your book!! so gorgeous! can’t wait to have it in my hands very soon!

      Biggest hugs!

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  3. Julia
    29 september, 2016

    It’s so exciting! Please share more details aubout the GreenHome as soon as possible, because I can’t wait to see it growing (sooo naturally).
    Wish you luck and thanks for the positive vibes ;)

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    • ElenoreEarth
      19 oktober, 2016

      Hi Julia!

      Thank you dearest! I promise it upload lots of fun info + pics along the way! Haha, I can’t wait to see it growing either. It’s time.

      Lots of love, E

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  4. Emily
    29 september, 2016

    How wonderful! Please tell us everything about how you’re building your home as many of us want to do the same!

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    • ElenoreEarth
      19 oktober, 2016

      Hi Emily!

      Still figuring out in what way I’ll share it but be sure of it, I will. I wish there was a simple great green building guide out there but since I haven’t found it I’ll create it ;)

      Reply
  5. clara
    30 september, 2016

    Congratulations!!! there’s nothing like having your own piece of land.
    Im looking forward on seeing the whole process!
    xx

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    • ElenoreEarth
      19 oktober, 2016

      Thank you Clara!

      It sure feels nothing short of magical. Humbling. It’s a treasure. Thank you so much for being here and cheering on!

      Reply
  6. AJ
    30 september, 2016

    Eleanor – definitely inspired by this and love the use of the cast-iron pan – looks kind of rustic!

    Can you give a quick recipe for the ice cream – that sounds amazing too :)
    Thank you xx

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    • ElenoreEarth
      19 oktober, 2016

      It does right?! I love using pans when I bake!
      Less dishes and feels so real.

      The recipe for the ice cream is just 50 % coconut cream (the solid layer of a can once refrigerated overnight) 50% frozen banana. All blended and some added vanilla.

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  7. hannah-phoebe
    6 oktober, 2016

    Oh my oh my sweet Elenore what wondrous news! I can’t believe i’ve only just seen the post but I hope you are still checking comments.
    1. Frangipane was my FAVOURITE thing as a child – admittedly a pear one that we got frozen from the supermarket but it was such an absolute treat and one I’ve not had yet vegan
    2. sensuality as a lifestyle appeals to me SO much, it combines the best of the hippie flower-child in me with the mindfulness teachings of being present. not to mention helping us to learn to love our bodies as ourselves (which has been on my mind a LOT lately – why do I say ”me” and ”my body”, my body IS me, my soul needs a body in order to be human and my body needs a soul in order to be alive so we are one and the same and theres no separation {take soul to mean whatever you want it mean])
    3. i cannot wait to see how your land develops and i am phenomenally jealous, oh to be in the Swedish countryside! Enjoy it on my behalf too!
    So much love to you, all 4 xxxxx

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    • ElenoreEarth
      19 oktober, 2016

      M-mmmm! Girl YES! I love your musings in this comment! Amen to all of the above! Sensuality + taking care of & appreciating this gorgeous body! It’s a treasure!

      You’ll come visit, darling. You’ll see the house one day. I*m sure of it.

      Hugs.

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  8. alwayshungry
    9 oktober, 2016

    Good Morning Elenor!
    What awesome news!!! To be able to build your dream house from the roots up miroring your beliefs, wow I would love that!
    Plum frangipane definetly sounds sensuous! I have a pear frangipane tart in a cast iron pan on the stove top right now! Frangipane must be in the air!
    How I would love to skip over to Sweden to be able to come to one of your classes! Are they all in swedish?
    Have a fabulous Sunday!

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    • ElenoreEarth
      19 oktober, 2016

      Hey!

      Oh wow, It’s so crazy you were baking a Frangipane while finding this! Hope it turned out oh so good!

      I have had english speaking attendees in my classes aswell (they are normally in swedish) but that worked superb. Pretty much everyone in sweden are so great at speaking english anyway :) There are always a possibility! Where do you live?

      Hugs!
      Elenore

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