Pear & Chocolate Tart
After a week of snow, and then rain, and then freezing rain — I’ve actually started making pots again! In my new studio! I’m still facing quite a bit of organizing and more organizing — But I’m actually potting again.
And the Holidays are creeping ever closer! I thought I would try something holiday-worthy — An easy tart with pears, almonds, chocolate. Decadent!
The Food — Pear Tart with Almond & Chocolate
I stumbled on this recipe recently — I’ve already tried it several times. A Pear & Chocolate Tart seems rather perfect for the Holidays. A simple cakey/tart recipe — With good stuff scattered on top. First the cut up pears, then the chopped nuts, then the chopped chocolate. Into the oven for baking; sprinkle with powdered sugar; serve with whipped cream (or custard sauce). Result, AMAZING — Pear-with-chocolate; truly decadent!
Recipe included on my Recipes Page.
The Pottery — Platter made by Delores Fortuna
I have a favorite platter — Made by Delores Fortuna of Galena, Illinois. Porcelain, matt glaze in light teal green. I love the rim, like a gently twisting ribbon; like soft music. This platter is perfect for a dramatic presentation of any dessert, or holiday fare.
And I have several mugs made by Delores, as well — My absolute FAVORITE mugs!! A bit more of a geometric statement; perfect to hold in my hand; perfect for a cup of tea with Pear & Chocolate Tart.
Happy Week-Before-The-Holidays everyone.