Monday, 19 July 2010

Summer Fruits Tart

It has been a wonderful summer so far, really dry with hardly any rainfall since end of May. Since then you'll notice people enjoying the BBQ summer. Being outdoor is essential during summer months, and what better way to spent nice time in one's garden enjoying lovely summer fruits tart and embracing every moment this season has to offer. Make the best of it.
Yes summer fruits are in abundance now, from strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, nectarines, peaches( best is the donut peaches), apricots and plums to follow. I love summer fruits especially those locally grown. I'm fortunate to stay close by to a PYO (pick your own) fruit farm. Therefore every summer, I will make sure I'll go for some soft fruits picking at this farm. I enjoyed the lovely taste of freshness, every mouthful of freshly picked fruit is heaven.
Yes, I also used those fruits to make the lovely fruit tarts, pleasing to the eyes, a must for an afternoon garden tea party, if you're being invited to mine. :-)
I also attached in the picture, a step by step guide to making the short crust pastry. Never did you realize how useful the cling film is, a real hassle and mess free process.

Short Crust Pastry (make about 6, 3 inches diameter tart cases)

For those who prefer to take shortcut, you're able to buy ready made pastry from supermarket.

For the filling

  • 6 fresh strawberries-hulled
  • 30 fresh raspberries
  • 30 fresh blueberries
  • 150 ml whip cream-chilled
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar
  1. Chill mixing bowl in the fridge. Once it's cold, pour the whip cream, icing sugar and vanilla essence into the bowl and use electric whisk to whip the cream (try to use low speed as too high speed may cause the liquid to splash). You'll see bubble initially, as you continue to whisk, you'll reach ribbon consistency. This will take about 4-5 minutes on low speed. Turn off the whisk. Chill the cream until you wanted to assemble the tart. For those who wanted to take short cut, buy the ready whipped cream fro supermarket.
  2. Once the tart is cool, clean, drain and wipe dry the soft fruits. Pipe the whipped cream onto the tart until done. Then decorate the tart with one fresh strawberry each in the center and follow by other fruits.
  3. Leave to chill in the fridge till ready to serve.


incredible fruit said...

Wow, very nice Summer Fruit
design this is.

Ann said...

U should audition for masterchef!!!

Christine Toh said...

Thanks incredible fruit for your complement.

Christine Toh said...

Ann, not there yet :-)