Our new area has a quaint corner fruit market. I eyed this market when we drove into town and dreamed of going here for this recipe. Always a great time to visit local produce: especially when the kids can play in the mist!! The temp outside was 101 degrees.
I also am using a gift from my friend, Jen. It does not have a removable bottom like the recipe calls for but it is the only tart pan I have. Isn't it lovely?
The recipe for this month Avid Baker's Challenge is Classic Fruit Tart from the Weekend Baker by Abbey Dodge.
The dough was beautiful. I made the filling while the crust rested in the fridge.
The filling was not looking like it should but I continued on...and tried really hard to get the lumps out. I would have pressed it through a mesh strainer but I haven't found that in my unpacking!
Urgh...the dough!! A nightmare to work with.
Making me quite upset...my first tart is failing. Drat!!
The recipe says you can piece and pinch. So that is what I did. The crust is so TASTY.
The crust baked up nicely and smelled wonderful.
The filling was not smooth and reminded me of my salt clay recipe. It has lots of flour in it. It was not my favorite taste. I would like to try a pasty cream recipe for eclairs in its place.
And since Independence Day is around the corner!! I used strawberries and blueberries.
The tart dough was a nightmare to work with but taste was worth every angry word I said under my breath. The crust was so flaky! The fruit was wonderful.
I will try a different recipe next time because I do love tart..especially a summer tart with berries. But, I do prefer a recipe that doesn't turn my hair grey and doesn't remind me of salt clay.