Wednesday, April 22, 2009

What a tart!

If I were a dessert today, I'd probably be a fruit tart (because tomorrow is another day and I might wanna be chocolate cake, who knows!!!)

What I don't get, is why is it insulting to call someone a tart... I mean, look at it!!! It should be a compliment...

NOO? That wasn't convincing enough, was it? *sigh*
How about now...????? Look closer!!!

Fruit tart with lemon curd

for 3 tarts of 4.5 inches

  • 1 batch of lemon curd
  • your favorite tart dough ( i used sugar cookie dough that I found on Annie's Eat)***
  • 2 oz bittersweet chocolate (that's 2 Baker's squares)
  • strawberries, grapes, pineapple, etc (fruits that won't change colors when cut) washed and sliced

Roll out your dough to about 1/8 inch, press into bottom & up the side of tart pan. To even out, pass your roller over the edge of the pan. Prick with a fork so dough won't bubble up while baking.

Bake crust according to recipe (with pie weight, or line crusts with parchment paper & fill with rice or dry beans) Cool completely.

Melt chocolate in the microwave (since it's not a big amount, no need to use a double boiler) with medium power setting for about 1 minute, then stir to completely melt.

Brush crust with melted chocolate on bottom and side. I simply used a spoon. No need for perfection since the curd will hide it anyway. Just make sure the surface is well covered, so the crust won't get soggy.

Spoon lemon curd into tart shells. Place fruit pieces as according to your liking.

***note: you will have left over dough for probably another batch of fruit tarts :)

Now share them with your family & friends, because or else you will end up eating all of them! Well... that's not such a bad thing is it...? :P

1 comment:

chocolatecup said...

i dont know why is it bad to be called a tart either! you tart looks delicious:) and yes. you should know all about baking needs:)