10 May 2009

My First Real Tart

I think that it's very important to try new things. As you know I've had issue with the making of pie crust, so making this tart for friends was a little nerve racking. But, it was (even if I do say so myself) quite good. Although it's not that difficult to follow a recipe...now.



Make the pastry cream with real vanilla and vanilla bean the day before. Most people add cognac for the flavor in addition to the vanilla, I added lemon. Also, make the crust the day before, so it will be nice and cool. This crust was more of a cookie crust.


Start layering your berries from the outside inwards. I like the two berry effect - blackberries yum! Although, I should have put golden raspberries on here also, but I opted for lemon zest, since it was also in the filling.


I then made it all shiny with melted guava jelly. Some people use apple or apricot jelly. I had guava on hand, so that is what I used. The recipe said to leave it out on the counter until time to serve (up to three hours). But I think I might have liked it a little better if it had been chilled. Next time!

Enjoy the pictures, while I enjoy the real thing :)

8 comments:

Amy said...

You never stop amazing me! That is so beautiful! I bet it tasted just as delicious!

Keri-Anne said...

my mouth is now watering ...meanie!

Mike, Tia & Annabelle said...

Yummy! I've got a good imagination, and that tart was delicious, thanks for sharing. (You have develop this type of imagination when your 3 year old enjoys watching cooking shows)
We miss you guys and how life in CA is great!

Kaija said...

GORGEOUS!

Laura said...

mmm and that was go-od! Made a great breakfast this morning too. ;) Thanks so much for the fun evening. We had a great time.

Kathi said...

That looks very pretty!!

Michele said...

watery tart!

Ty, Pili, Leilyn and Joobi! said...

Just start your own cooking/baking blog already! But use video instead of pictures.