The filling in this tart is incredible. I mean, I have made it before, but I don’t I appreciated just how magnificent a frangipane filling is. And no, I do not mean my favourite flower (that has an ‘i’ not an ‘e’ at the end). The tart pastry is sweet and crumbles slightly when you cut it. It gives a bit of textural contrast against the melt-in-mouth almond filling, which is not gooey, but very soft after baking.
Almost imagine sweet shortbread with an under baked sponge cake on top. Gosh, it is hard to explain. Then in comes the slight tartness of the plums, whose juices are already running a little throughout the tart as well as from the icing sugar, and then the flavours explode in your mouth. Gorgeous :)
Another year down, another year past, another year done and dusted. Congrats everyone :D
In the words of the immortal Queen ‘another one bites the dust’. And you ALL came out on top ;)
I probably going to sound like your parents when I say this, but this year seems to have gone by quicker than the past! I swear, it is incredible! Personally, I felt like I was a newbie at uni, and WHOOSH.
How I feel sorry for the children of the today subjected to crap like iCarly and Victoria Justice. How is that even a TV show as opposed to screaming, crazy pre-teens with canned laughter? I could go to a One-Direction concert and it would be more enjoyable to view it there :S
I suppose I am really writing to you to tell you about the cartoons. It will hit you harder considering… well… you are one… but I hope you understand that I just need to tell you that wherever you are, you make sure that none of the modern-stuff ever even comes in contact with you. Imagine if you went all HD and animated. I shudder to think of it!
Popeye my old sea-dog friend, there is no more Warner Brothers style Flintstones or Road Runner or Bugs Bunny unless you watch the reruns on the 90s channel. There is no more ‘Steamboat Willie’ with film-noir Mickey, or even any 2D versions of the Disney gang left I believe. Just the odd reruns of the Princesses because little girls still love them so much. Though for how long is my question…
Dear PDS (actually that sounds too much like GPS, I will call you Pie – it more than appropriate don’t you think considering this blog’s theme?)
Ok so let’s start again…
Firstly, I know that your birthday was actually the 2nd of September and right now, it is the 23rd. Your birthday marked the beginning of Spring and sun and fun so I am sorry I could not get you your present by then to celebrate because, as you know, we were studying biology/Facebook stalking + Youtubing Michael Jackson videos from that time on.
But now that it (the unmentionable period) is all over, I hope you enjoyed your tart. Do you want to know why I made chose this dessert this year for you?
We are finally in our last month of winter. So long tall naked trees all wrinkled and gnarly. Goodbye mittens, beanies and oversized furry jumpers. Au revoir warm pancakes and French toast in the morning. Actually, I will be generous. The last ones can stay ;)
I am feeling Springy. Yes, it is not even close to September but I think I may have caught the totally-clichéd-but-much-loved Spring fever. Admittedly I am not running around cleaning the house (because honestly, spring cleaning is what?) but I am certainly drifting off into daydreams of flowers, puppies and rainbows.
Pi = 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716 – and it keeps going (if you really want to see, check this out!)
Lots of people do different things to honour yesterday/America’s Pi Day. Let us take for instance, my friends’ maths teachers. Mr S, well to put it nicely, is highly enamoured with Pi. As in, yesterday, he spent the entire period showing his class (and this is the smartest class in the school mind you) ‘Pi’ music videos and mercilessly singing along. *shudder* – but also kinda funny ;)
Being a food obsessed, maths hater that I am, it was only natural for me to think of pie. The real type of pie. Not some imaginary number that really does not make any sense :P
Anyway, I was totally going to celebrate with an uber delicious, super gorgeous, terrific pie. And I would have if I could have. But a little thing in my life, called Yr 11, of course stopped me from sharing an aromatic homemade pie with the world/my area. So I had to make do with what little I could do. Me :)… I mean :(… ;)
Actually Written: Term 3 2011
Yep, this Lemon Meringue Cupcake was a school Food Tech class extraordinaire of an
item – a true love for me (and without chocolate too!) Sweet cupcakes with a
surprise lemon curd filling (store bought but seriously, just use a homemade
version – probably from the lemon meringue pie!). I tweaked the recipe here and
there because well, for one thing, there was a lack of curd – 1/2 cup for 12
cupcakes are you serious? I also added 1 tbs lemon juice to a very lemony muffin since it was very sweet.
Overall, a dam good imitation of a pie without being the
classic pie. Doesn’t make much sense but when you make it, I promise it will.
Oooh, and my awesome teacher brought in her blowtorches – We could have sold
our end results at a cupcake bakery (or even THE cupcake bakery because they
all looked so fabulous! – well, most of them…)