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December 02, 2010

Sinemage Raspberry Tartlette </br>

When Summer arrives with all its bounty, I'm usually excited about stone fruits. Yes, I like peach, plum, nectarine, greengage and apricot -of course !- unlike strawberry, cherry and raspberry, les fruits rouges as we call them in French. They look attractive and colourful but that's pretty all for me.

This year though, I unexpectedly wanted to eat raspberries. After all, who knows, maybe like beetroot abhorred for many years, I would finally appreciate the taste of the delicate red fruit. I also suspect the restrictive diet plays a role and makes me look for variety.

So I bought a punnet at the farmers market and felt confident, as my stomach seemed to get better, to bake tartelettes filled with a pistachio frangipane. I was happy to work with the dough. And at this stage everything was okay.

</br> Sinemage Diptych raspberry tartlettes </br>

Then came the time to savour. And with no prejudgment, I ate a tartlet. Verdict ? I would lie if I say that I liked it... Well, that was not a big deal, at least I've tried and Paprika ate the others. The not so happy end is the relapse afterward. My tummy was upset again and recovered after two days. Not fun...

So you may understand why I’ve been hesitating to post about this pastry I barely liked. But after all I thought some of you may enjoy… </br> Sinemage Raspberries

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Quand arrive l'été avec toutes ses bontés, je suis généralement enthousiaste de voir tous les fruits à noyau. Oui, j'aime la pêche, la prune, la nectarine, la reine claude, et l'abricot -bien sûr !- contrairement aux fruits rouges -fraise, cerise et framboise. Ils sont certes très colorés et agréables à l'oeil, mais cela s'arrête là pour moi.

Cette année cependant, de manière tout à fait inattendue, j'ai eu envie de framboise. Après tout, qui sait, peut-être que tout comme la betterave, détestée pendant des années je parviendrais finalement à apprécier le goût délicat du fruit rouge. Je soupçonne également que le régime alimentaire que je suis, joue un rôle et m'encourage à plus de variété.

J'ai donc acheté une barquette au marché et confiante, avec un estomac qui semblait aller de mieux en mieux, j'ai préparé des tartelettes avec une frangipane à la pistache. J'étais contente de travailler la pâte. Et jusque là tout allait bien.

Ensuite, est venu le temps de les déguster. Et sans préjugés, j'ai mangé une tartelette. le verdict ? Je mentirais si je disais que j'ai aimé... Bon, ce n'est pas bien grave, au moins j'aurais essayé et Paprika a mangé les autres. La fin moins rose est la rechute par la suite. Mon estomac a fait des siennes et pris deux jours pour s'en remettre. Pas drôle...

Vous comprendrez alors pourquoi j'ai hésité à publier ce billet sur des pâtisseries que j'ai à peine aimé; Mais je me suis dit après tout, peut-être certains d'entre vous apprécieront...


Comments

I’m sorry you got an upset stomach :( But, as usual, your photos are just beautiful ^_^ Sasa

Oh I adore “les fruits rouges” - everyday I look out to see if our raspberries are any closer to being ripe, but no, still green :-( Although we have enjoyed plenty of strawberries this week, and like you I also look forward to the stonefruit. Bron

Berries are my favorite fruits! Great clicks. Cheers, Rosa Rosa

So pretty and I adore raspberries - a shame that these are not for you, but good on you for trying them. Cakelaw

*Beautiful! I like having the ability to enjoy Summer through photos will simultaneously living Winter. It’s unfortunate you were upset by the fruits of your labor (literally); at least it was pleasing to the eye and you recovered semi-quickly! Cheers and keep healthy, *Heather** heather

Ne t’inquiète pas, si tu ne peux pas finir je serai là pour les manger… j’adore les framboises! Ici c’est un lointain souvenir, on recherche plutôt des plats bien chauds vu les températures… Dominique (De vous à moi…)

Sorry about your tummy… I definitely enjoy the photos, as always, but is it the pastry or the raspberries that upset you? Do you need to avoid a lot of food? Take care Alessandra Alessandra

I love berries, even more than stone fruits. The pictures are beautiful. So sorry that your tummy was not happy :-( Soma

Oh wow, GORGEOUS! That’s all I can say! [email protected]

well, they at least look beautiful! nicole

Oh no, it’s pity because they look soooo good! I guess all that glitters is not gold, or red?! Janine

I’m not sure yet what it is really, but not the fruit. Blood test did not detect any gluten intolerance, so it’s still a try and error game… Vanille

Sorry to hear your tummy reacted! I am opposite to you - apricots I can take or leave, but raspberries I love! Those berries are so pretty with the stem still attache. shaz

Thank you all of you, for your sweet words and your always encouraging comments ! Vanille

I’m so sorry something so beautiful couldn’t be as enjoyed as it should. devine images as usual. cheers kari make my day

Sorry about your tummy!!! It is STUNNING though! Jennie @ Oh, Sweet Day!

The pictures are so beautiful!!! Sorry that your tummy’s not merry Jun

So lovely! I love berry ;d sana

jolie découverte que ton blog, bravo, je reviendrai :-) trinidad

beautiful tarts berries make it colourful torviewtoronto

The pictures are so beautiful!!! Sorry that your tummy’s not merry Deann Reese