Cutting and Printing…

I’m doing quite a lot of printmaking at the moment for an upcoming exhibition in September.

So here is what I’ve done so far – basically different versions of plants in a pot.

First I printed the plants and then I printed a kind of frame around them using the monotype technique.

All of them were done without a press.

Nature is always inspiring…

Today we walked up to a beautiful small mountain lake and took some pictures on our way…

I find being surrounded by nature always inspiring.

The lush vegetation, the sounds of a creek, the humming of insects, the beauty of unspoilt lakes and forests …

 

Things I Like Today…

are sweet apricots in a delicious apricot-almond-cream pastry cake!

Isn’t the colour of the fruits beautiful?

 

Here’s the recipe:

For the pastry you need:

300 g flour
200 g butter
100 g sugar
2 eggs
some lemon peel

For the cream you need:

200 g butter
250 g powdered sugar
400 g curd
some lemon peel
250 g finely ground almonds
25 g vanilla pudding powder
500 g apricots (cut into halves)

Mix the flour, butter, sugar, eggs and lemon peel and let the dough rest for half an hour in the fridge. Then roll it out and fit it into a well creased pie tin.

For the cream stir the butter and the powdered sugar, add the curd, some lemon peel, the vanilla powder and the almonds.

Spread the cream on the pastry and arrange the apricots neatly on top. Bake at 170 degrees around half an hour until golden brown (or apricot…).

Lovely…