Happy Valentine’s Day!
What is more beautiful that a fresh bouquet of flowers? A bouquet of fresh strawberries!
And what better dessert to make with strawberries than strawberry tart?!
Fresh Strawberry Tart
For the crust:
– 100g butter, cold and cut into cubes
– 1/2 cup powdered sugar
– 1 1/4 cup flour
– 1 egg, whisked
– A pinch of salt
For the pastry cream filling:
– 300ml milk
– 1 egg yolk
– 1 tsp vanilla
– 3 Tbsp sugar
– 1 Tbsp flour
– 1.5 Tbsp cornstarch
Fresh sliced strawberries for the topping.
With your hands, crumble together the cold butter pieces with the sugar. Add the flour and keep mixing with your hands. Sprinkle a little salt and vanilla and add the whisked egg and mix again with your hands to form a ball with the dough. The dough shouldn’t be sticky. Add a little flour if needed.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface. Place it on a tart tray and cut off the extra dough. Make sure to leave a one-centimeter edge all around.
Refrigerate the tray while you work with the filling.
Preheat the oven to 350F/175C.
Place all ingredients together in a saucepan and mix well. Place over medium heat and bring to boil. The cream should thicken. Make sure to whisk nonstop, otherwise it will form lumps. Keep it aside to cool down.
Take the tart tray out of the fridge and poke it all over with a fork. Place it in the oven on the middle rack and blind bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the edges are golden and the dough is dry. Take the tray out of the oven and spread the cream filling all over. Leave the tart for 15 minutes to cool down before you top it with fresh sliced strawberries.
And now let me end this post with a Kylie Minogue song that I like to dance to and sing along to and that reminds me of my best friend: Two Hearts
Two hearts are beating together
I’m in love, I’m in love