I made this tart for my first ever blog event. It is a well known fact that I am a fan of Dorie Greenspan's Baking From My Home To Yours. I bought the book some time back and found this site.
I decided to join this group and bake my way through the book. I missed out on the last week's French Brownie post.. I made the brownie and had some problem with Blogger when the time came to post, so I had to skip it.
The original recipe calls for a 9 inch tart, I decided to make mini tarts instead. I changed around a few things with this tart. I sprinkled orange blossom water over the fresh strawberries instead of fraise frambois/creme de cassis/kirsh as was suggested in the book. I made the sweet tart shell with freshly round pistachios.
This tart is quite lovely - the fresh stawberries used in the filling does not weigh you down in this summer heat! You could bake the tart shell even a few days ahead. I found the tart shell to be sturdy (and breaks into big shards when you try to eat it with a fork).
La Palette's Strawberry Tart adapted from Dorie Greenspan
1 - 9 inch sweet tart dough ( I made mine with pistachios)
1 qt organic strawberries
1 tb organic sugar
1 tb orange blossom water
I made mini sweet tart shells and let it cool completely. I smothered strawberry jam that I had on hand on the bottom of the tart shell and set it aside.
Wash the strawberries and cut the top off . Half the berries, sprinkle sugar and orange blossom water over it.
Spoon the strawberries over the tart shells and serve immediately. You could serve it with some whipped cream or creme fraiche as suggested in the book. I served mine with a some chopped pistachio nuts. Makes 4 mini tarts or one 9 inch tart.