tutorials and tarts

November 20th, 2009

This tart was delicious. That said, I don’t recommend actually making it, unless you have all day to make a tart. I saw the recipe here, thought, “that looks lovely and hey, I have some pears,” but then didn’t really read the directions. If I had I would have discovered that there were three parts that all required separate making, baking, cooling times before you put them all together and bake it again. I made it for a potluck so I fudged a bunch of steps because it had to be done right! now! but it still came out pretty good. And really you can’t loose with almond cream. I could eat it raw for breakfast and be happy.

My half eaten gingerbread man had a nice little shout out from Jess at howaboutorange and tons of people download the pattern because of it. To date, it’s been downloaded over 2500 times! Damn! So I thought it was about time that I started an elsiemarley flickr group. I love seeing the things people have made from my tutorials–you might recognize the string of lights advent calendar above from last year–and I thought there should be a place to share them with everyone.  So go to the group and join and show us all the awesomeness you’ve made.

Posted in food/recipes.

6 Responses to tutorials and tarts

  1. Jennifer says:

    That tart does look good, but it sounds time consuming. Funny though, I just posted about a pear custard pie the other day, so quick and easy. I love all of your Christmas crafties, if only there were more time…

  2. CitricSugar says:

    I saw the gingerbread on HAO and thought…hhmmmm…. those look familiar and was delightfully surprised that I was actually in the know about something. :-) And I love the advent calendar. I’ve been saving it until I have little ones around…

    And oh my, does that tart look delicious….

  3. Michele says:

    When I saw this post on the advent lights, I realised I’ve been following your blog for about 1 year!! I just love the stuff your make and tho’ I’m really not crafty, I simply enjoy reading all about your craft work!!

  4. emily says:

    i was just today talking about wanting to make a pear tart.

  5. dana says:

    Oh, how I still LOVE those advent lights and have them bookmarked for a year. I was actually going to make my own Christmas Tree advent calendar this year but couldn’t find the right green color (like the one you have in your lights. GRRRR.) So I’ll have to pick some up when I go back to Calif over the holidays. I guess they’ll happen next year instead!

  6. marta says:

    that looks absolutely delisch. am happy to land in your clean simple space. will be browsing and checking out that shop of yours. that post office tote is just what i need; wish i could sew!