Ask – Almond, Plum and Pistachio Tart

I don’t often have a pudding, so when I do crumble (!) and succumb to some sweet delight I have to start a fresh page for my drawing.

 

Ask - Tart smI really could not resist having a slice of this deliciously light almond tart. The plums were sharp and sweet and the pistachio frosting was soft and subtle.

Delightful.

Well worth breaking my pudding fast for.


Patisserie Valerie – Almond Franzipan Tart

There’s no point in trying to choose easy subjects to draw.

 

(Although, I was drawing a block of Halloumi cheese last week – a white block – and it was rather dull ; but it tasted rather fab)

Patisserie Valerie - Almond Franzipan sm

But, quite why I choose to have this Almond Franzipan Tart, at this place is anyone’s guess … All those almonds strewn across the top and the wiggly name of the cafe!

… aww, come on! who am I kidding! Almond Franzipan! Oh, boy!

I adore frangipani in all it’s forms.

(Don’t remind me about my love of frangipani mince pies – yum. What a delight at Christmas!)

I don’t particularly have a sweet tooth, that much. just sometimes, occasionally, I crave sweeter tastes.

Subject aside … Did I not look at the name of tea shop before I ordered? Those curly letters were a bit of a nightmare to draw.

(By the way, if anyone knows the name of the font, i’d be very grateful. For while it’s tricky to copy, I do like it)