Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tuesdays With Dorie 32: La Palette's Strawberry Tart



"La Palette's Strawberry Tart"? you may be asking.  You're not going crazy... yes this recipe has already been completed by Tuesdays with Dorie, and yes, this week's recipe was actually Lemon Custard Cups (chosen by Bridget of The Way the Cookie Crumbles).  Firstly, I just want to say that I hope I don't seem like a piker, and I certainly hope I haven't offended Dorie.  After various comments on the Tuesdays with Dorie blog, I just felt that I really wouldn't enjoy this week's recipe, as many had commented on its 'eggyness'.  Now I usually wouldn't let such an excuse stop me from baking something, as that's what I love about this baking group- I've made so many things that I would never have done so on my own.  So, I am certainly open to try just about anything.  To me, eggyness really is my worst nightmare... I can't even stand those Asian egg custard tarts.  Instead of wasting ingredients on something I was sure I wouldn't enjoy, I thought I would do a rewind.  Might I just add that I didn't get authorisation to do a rewind, this is out of my own accord, therefore this week's post will not count toward my Tuesdays with Dorie participation.



The La Palette's Strawberry Tart was chosen not long before I started Tuesdays with Dorie, and what a real shame it would have been if I'd never got the chance to make this.  The tart is simply delicious.  Actually, that's exactly what I love about it- its simplicity.  Sweet tart crust, strawberry jam, fresh strawberries macerated in sugar, finished with a dollop of sweetened cream- perfection.  I could eat this everyday.



Baking this has made me realise that I have probably missed out on a lot of other delicious treats that were baked before my time with the group.  So, I am hoping to slowly work my way through them so that I can officially say that I have baked every recipe in Dorie Greenspan's Baking: From my home to yours.  Oh, one problem there... I'll have to complete the Lemon Custard Cup... 


5 comments:

pinkstripes said...

I need to make this recipe. It's on my list. I've been waiting for strawberries to reach their peak, but maybe I won't now. Your's looks delicious.

Teanna said...

I actually joined TWD right before we made this recipe, and I altered it so much that it turned out it wasn't even a tart anymore! You've inspired me to go back and make this one when strawberries are at their peak... it really is absolutely beautiful.

TeaLady said...

To be so simple, it looks so elegant. I will have to go back to this one. When we get some really decent berries. Beautiful.

NQN said...

Gorgeous tarts Bria! I've always loved strawberry tarts, I think because I always find strawberries never quite sweet enough here in Australia but a tart makes up for its natural shortcomings :)

Bria said...

I strongly encourage everyone to make this because it really is so delicious!