Friday, 28 April 2017

Macerated Strawberry & Mascarpone Tart

With the strawberry season underway, it's the perfect time of year to get the most from this fruit. This macerated strawberry tart highlights the great flavour strawberries give us. Coupled with mascarpone, vanilla and lemon, it makes for a wonderfully light dessert that's very clean to eat and leaves you craving more.

The finished article can easily be used for an afternoon tea as a fancy strawberries and cream. The process of macerating the strawberries intensifies their flavour and removes some of their juices. Once eating strawberries this way, you may never want to have them any other way!

Recipe

Ingredients:

(Base)
100g digestive biscuits
50g melted unsalted butter

(Filling)
150g double cream
150g mascarpone
20g icing sugar
1 lemon, zested
1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste or essence
1 leaf gelatine or equivalent in powdered

(Macerated strawberries)
1 small punnet strawberries
2 tbsp caster sugar
1/2 lemon, juiced

Method:
  • For the base, crush the digestive biscuits or pulse in a blender till fine. Add the melted butter and fully mix. Press into a lined 10 x 18cm tray with baking paper.
  • Leave the tray in a fridge to chill whilst you make the filling.
  • For the filling, place the gelatine sheet in a bowl of cold water to bloom. 
  • In a mixing bowl whisk the cream, the mascarpone, the lemon zest, the sugar and the vanilla paste.
  • Whisk all the ingredients are combined and smooth. 
  • Remove the gelatine sheet from the water and heat in a small saucepan with 1 tbsp of water till dissolved. 
  • Whisk the gelatine mix into the filling and spoon onto the biscuit base. Tap on a hard surface to smooth off edges and remove air bubbles.
  • Chill in the fridge for 2 hours till set and chilled.
  • For the Strawberries, remove the tops off the strawberries and cut into halves or quarters. Toss the strawberries in a mixing bowl with the sugar and lemon juice.
  • Leave to stand for 20 - 30 minutes letting the natural juice release. 
  • To serve, remove the tart from the tray, slice into portions and add a generous spoonful strawberries.
  • You can always add some lemon zest or chantilly cream for extra enjoyment. 

Share:

No comments

Post a Comment

© A Tall Order | All rights reserved.
Blog Layout Created by pipdig