News + Plum tart tatin

 Hello my dear blogofriends, foodies and readers! Hope you’ve been missing my posts. I’ve got a huge news for you – I birthed new life: became a first time mom. 🙂 I am literally in a different world. World filled with love, joy, sleepless nights and all kind of things. Needless to say, it’s all new, overwhelming and touchy to me. Almost all the time I’m busy with by little bear, the rest hours I’m eating, sleeping and again eating. I haven’t cooked anything interesting for ages, but I do hope I will be back into the foodblogolife soon..

 I know there are many mothers of newborns out there, who could join baby feeding and caring with blogging, but that seems a bit hard for me right now. I’m sure I will be alright and get into this new life soon. So.. what about you? How it was, what did you feel being a new mom? Please do share.

my little bear_feets

 This widely-popular French Tart Tatin is the treat, that I was able to prepare in a short time. A perfect dessert for the new mom. If you remember I always prefer homemade pastry and I made it myself (yay!), of course you can switch to a store-bough but try to find the good one with butter (no any palm or margarine). PlumTartTatin

Plum tart tatin

250g plain flour
1 tbsp white sugar
a pinch of salt
150g butter, cubed and cold
2 tsp cold water
6-8 plums, cut into halves (or more, depends on the size of your pan)
80g white sugar
40ml water
40g butter, cubed
  • For the pastry, sift flour and add all other ingredients until just combined. Shape into a disk and chill for 20 minutes. Roll into a 3-4mm  disk to suit your baking dish.
  • In a pan add sugar with water, leave to soak for few minutes. Heat on a medium heat until golden. Turn off the heat. Stir in butter, add plums and saute for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer plums into baking tin (or leave in the same pan if it’s oven-safe) with the liquid. Cover with pastry (slightly tuck the edges).
  • Bake in preheated 190C oven for 30-40 minutes or until the pastry is golden-brown.
  • Leave to cool for 10 minutes or so, then carefully flip over into a large serving plate.
  • You can eat it as is or there are few options to serve it with: whipped or Greek cream, creme fraiche or frozen vanilla yogurt.
Enjoy! and stay turned!


  1. So happy for you Mila, congratulations. Those little feet are so cute and your plum tart tartin is beautiful. Be kind to yourself, take it slow and don’t worry about posting regularly on the blog we are all still there.

  2. Congratulations! This is such exciting news and I’m so very happy for you. Although it’s been almost 30 years I can remember my daughter’s birth like yesterday. Such an exciting time but as you know already, so very tiring. Your body is going through so many changes and the demands of a newborn are immense so you just have to remember to take care of yourself as well. Plenty of rest, good food, and bonding time. You’ll have plenty of time to blog but this time will go by so fast – you don’t want to miss any of the special moments.

  3. Huge congratulations, Mila 😀😀😀 enjoy your lovely new bundle. Your entire world has changed, take it one step at a time, sleep whenever the baby sleeps, and take care of yourself. Your blog will still be there!! My ‘baby’ is now 14 years old, but I remember it all very well…
    Thank you for sharing your lovely tart and your special news with everyone at Fiesta Friday xx

  4. Congratulations on the birth of your baby, that’s excellent news! I know how hard it can be to find time for yourself, nevermind blogging. My little is nearly one year old and l still find it tricky to get anything done, she loves getting attention. But it’s so worth it, every single sleepless night and long days.
    Your tart looks fantastic, a great treat for mummy who needs some yummy stuff to keep her going😊

  5. Hilda says:

    Congratulations! And not to worry about your blog – just take care of the two of you. Your tarte looks absolutely delicious. Not quite plum season here yet but I look forward to trying this when it is.

  6. elliebleu says:

    Beautiful blog, beautiful photos. Congrats Mila. You’re a super mom to find time for blogging during the busy days of caring for your little one.

  7. CONGRATULATIONS!! What a nice surprise you’ve been holding out on us, Mila 🙂 I’m so excited for you. There’s nothing like the smell of a newborn baby, btw. I think it must be what heaven smells like, lol. And this tart? Wow, it’s gorgeous!

    • milkandbun says:

      Hi dearest Angie! Thank you very much for your comment and support!
      I’m still out of blogging, and really miss FF parties.. Anything new there?
      Don’t know how to find time not only to post, but to visit other blogs, commenting.. The baby is growing and it seems it’s gonna be easier .., right? Say yes please 😄

      • It gets easier everyday, until they start walking, then everything starts moving up ‘coz babies are known to reach for everything!! LOL, I wish I had better news for you 😄😄 I know what it’s like though, tough doing anything else with a baby. But what wouldn’t I give to have my kids that small again so I can carry them around! 😃 New this month in my house is a new pet, a dog! 🐶

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  9. tentimestea says:

    Congratulations Mila! Take care of yourself and the little one 🙂 Don’t worry about the blog; I’ll miss your posts, but you have more important things to occupy yourself at the moment! What a lovely tarte tatin! I love the use of plums and how they made the sauce such a deep red.

    • milkandbun says:

      Thanks a lot, Jessy! Oh, it’s so good that someone else understand me. Homemade pastry is such an unbelievable thing with a little baby, so you need to choose – sleep or cook, haha..

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