Les tartes françaises!

I have been intending to write this post for some time and the arrival of sunshine and warmer days has prompted me to do so. I adore French pâtisseries, probably too much! But how does one choose when there are so many delightful possibilities? For me, it’s always ‘les tartes ‘ – lemon, chocolate, mixed fruits … So many to try.

But what is the definition of a tart? According to the Cambridge Online Dictionary, it is ‘an open pastry case with a filling, usually of something sweet such as fruit.’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/fruit_tarts_77282 If you feel inspired to try your hand at making your own French fruit tart, follow this link to the BBC food website and a video of a Michel Roux Jr recipe.

Here are some of my favourites:

Tarte aux pommes

French tart

Actually eaten on London’s South Bank…!

Tarte au chocolat

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One of the largest fruit tarts I have ever bought, in Montpellier, and one of the tastiest!

Tarte au citron

Tarte tatin

Tarte aux mirabelles

Tarte aux myrtilles

Tartelettes aux fruits

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These were yummy, too!

What about you ? Do you have a favourite?

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