Plum and almond tart

The official (French) name of this dish is plum and frangipane tarte. Frangipane sounds very fancy but it’s actually just a word to describe an almond flavoured sweet cream which is used when preparing various desserts and cake. It is a central element to this dish, which is like a French Bakewell tart!

It's peak time for plums at the moment, so they are cheap and plentiful.

Nadia makes celebration cakes for Lorraine

Every celebration needs a special cake to mark the occassion, and Lorraine's 30-year anniversary week is no different! So we've asked Nadia Sawalha to wow us in today's cookery by decorating some beautiful cakes for our Lorraine.

How Nadia met Lorraine

  • In February 2011, Nadia first met Lorraine whilst taking part in the Red Nose Day challenge
  • The challenge involved the pair, alongside celebs such as Craig David, Kara Tointon and Dermot O'Leary, trekking 100km across the Kaisut Desert in north Kenya
  • The group faced temperatures of up to 38C during their five-day journey
  • The celebrities raised £1,375,037