double berry tart

July 10, 2007 at 2:32 am | Posted in Birthdays, Fruit, Tarts and Pies | 16 Comments

since the jc girls are getting together this week for a birthday dinner (my partner-in-crime will be the one baking a cake this time), i didn’t want to overload the birthday girl with cakey stuff. in an sms she said that she’d prefer “fruity” to “chocolatey” so i decided on making a fresh fruit tart for her to savour with her family.

i was playing around with fruit combinations and settled on strawberries and blueberries.

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the pastry and creme patissiere recipes were trusted ones i had used before.

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initially i was thinking of arranging the fruit in a patterned manner, but i remembered a picture from dorie greenspan’s book which had the fruit tumbled over the pastry cream in a very nice rustic way. i didn’t regret my choice. šŸ™‚

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  1. hi maya, this tart looks great!! glad the recipe for the creme patisserie & tart shell worked for you =) i think u cant really go wrong with donna hay’s recipes :p

  2. evan: ya i think so too! so far her recipes haven’t failed me. so far. hehe.

  3. Wow, I’d be smiling from ear to ear if someone (talented like you) baked something like this for me! šŸ™‚

  4. patricia: that’s too much of a compliment, really! šŸ™‚ i made this twice and never had a chance to taste it. :p

  5. that’s really pretty!!

    and yummy, i bet.

  6. the strawberry is very pretty! it looks so fresh and delicate! šŸ™‚

  7. faizah: i dunno if it’s yummy or not. šŸ˜¦ must bake one for my mum’s birthday then can finally taste. haha.

    dayah: hehe some are damn sour actually. sigh. so hard to get good strawberries here.

  8. this cake is very the ‘ohmygod’.

  9. hi there I’m blog hopping. Oh my my .. this looks delicious.. do u have the recipe for this?

    i am addicted to ur site already šŸ™‚

  10. haz: hehe thank you! maybe nampak je sedap. :p

    tresno: thank you. šŸ™‚ yes the pastry cream and pastry recipes are right there, they’re linked.

  11. Hi Maya…what a lovely blog and what lovely creations you have. Just a tip,if berries are too sour toss them in some icing sugar to taste and it will be good…what’s more,the sugar glazes it a bit enhancing the appearance… =)

  12. heya! Is the recipe u used exact? as in no modefications?=D
    it looks wonderful! I wanna bake for my mom=D

  13. stef: thank you. yes, i shall try that next time, toss them in icing sugar. šŸ™‚ thanks for the tip!

    dee: yes, i didn’t make any modifications. šŸ™‚

  14. hi i really need the recepie please for my b-day

  15. may i know how much is one cup?

  16. qi: sorry for the late reply! hmm it’s 250 ml.


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