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

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

These were yummy, too!

What about you ? Do you have a favourite?