Monday, June 20, 2011

Tartelettes aux Fraises (Strawberry Tartlets)

This is such a simple dessert. Baked pie crust + whipped cream + fresh strawberries. It's strawberry season in Ottawa, so I walked over to the fields by my house to the local "pick your own" farm and pinched off fresh, sun-kissed red strawberries. And I used the leftover pastry from last week's Tarte aux Agrumes (Citrus Tart). A quick whisk of whipping cream, and this dessert was ready.

Recipe for Tartelettes aux Fraises (Strawberry Tartlets)

Serves 6

Pâté Brisée Sucrée
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup cake flour
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
Pinch salt
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
7 tablespoons unsalted butter,  cut into pieces
1 egg, lightly beaten, for glazing

1 ½ pint basket strawberries

Raspberry Glaze
6 ounces raspberry jam (a generous ½ cup)
1 tablespoon kirsch (I left this out)

Chantilly Cream
1 ¼ cups heavy cream
¼ cup confectioner’s sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

You can find the recipe for Tartelettes aux Fraises (Strawberry Tartlets) in the book Le Cordon Bleu at Home.

Tasting Notes
What's not to love about this dessert. It's similar to a strawberry shortcake but with a crunch.

Dorie's La Palette’s Strawberry Tart
The Kitchen Sink Recipes: Rustic Strawberry Tart
Confessions of a Tart: Fresh Strawberry Tart


EB of SpiceDish said...

Perfect! And we have such amazing strawberries in CA right now. Perfect, perfect, perfect.

Tash said...

I can't wait to hit a pick your own farm here in Quebec, i'm just waiting for a sunny day, it's been raining non stop for 4 days now. Très jolie tartelettes aux fraises! They look absolument délicieux!!

Maureen said...

What a simple, beautiful tart. This makes the strawberries the hero and that's just fine with me.