what emily ate.

Hi, I'm Emily, and this is where I'll be sharing my restaurant reviews, recipes, and guides to where to find the best food in all the best cities. Feel free to check out my instagram or drop me a comment!  

Rhubarb & orange frangipane tart | recipe.

Rhubarb & orange frangipane tart | recipe.

My parents were coming down this weekend, so I decided to bake something nice, ostensibly for them but actually just because there's a lovely greengrocers near my new practice and it makes me feel very fancy and middle class when I buy forced rhubarb by the pound. 

Being February, there are of course rhubarb recipes everywhere, but a large amount of these were for rhubarb crumble type things. If I've spent an ungodly amount of money on the pinkest of pink stems, I want to be able to see them, so no crumble for me (although this is a perfectly respectable use of sad not-pink rhubarb).  

This is a recipe from the February edition of Waitrose Food magazine, which I subscribe to because I'm a fan of free coffees, free magazines, and the occasional 10% off Clarence Court eggs. All good things. 

The recipe worked very well, although my pastry is very thick through no-one's fault but my own, because I wanted a nice rectangular tart but had no rectangular tart tin so resorted to a loaf pan. Don't do it. Just use a round tart tin like a normal person, but definitely do add in some marmalade to the base, for a bit of a Bakewell twist. And it's never a bad thing to be slightly more edgy than Waitrose Magazine. 

To summarise, yes to pink rhubarb, no to pink rhubarb crumble, yes to marmalade, no to loaf pans.  

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Counter Culture, Clapham | restaurant review.

Counter Culture, Clapham | restaurant review.

One day in Paris.

One day in Paris.