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Wild Strawberry Tartlets by bfrena Wild Strawberry Tartlets by bfrena
Some shortcrust shells filled with pastry cream and topped with wild strawberries.

A last vestige of summer.

Here's the recipe:

Pâte sablée shells

Ingredients
:pointr: 75g unsalted butter
:pointr: 45g confectioners' sugar
:pointr: pinch salt
:pointr: 1 egg yolk
:pointr: 125g cake flour

Preparation:
:pointr: With an electric mixer, beat the butter sugar and salt until light and fluffy.
:pointr: Add the egg yolk and beat to incorporate well.
:pointr: Add the cake flour and mix to just incorporate.
:pointr: Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
:pointr: The doughg will be very hard to handle if not chillled properly.
:pointr: Roll the dough out to about 3 mm thickness.
:pointr: cut circles of about 8cm diameter out of the dough.
:pointr: there should be enough for 12 circles.
:pointr: Press the circle into the forms of a buttered and floured muffin pan.
:pointr: Any holes can be fixed with the remaining dough.
Transfer to the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
:pointr: Preheat the oven to 180°C static heat.
:pointr: Bake the shells until golden brown.
:pointr: Remove from heat and setv aside to cool.

Crème Pâtissière

Ingredients
:pointr: 3 egg yolks
:pointr: 20g cornstarch
:pointr: 50g sugar
:pointr: 250g milk
:pointr: 1/2 vanilla bean
:pointr: unsalted melted butter

Preparation
:pointr: Mix the egg yolks half of the sugar and the cornstarch well.
:pointr: Bring the milk with the rest of the sugar and the split and scraped out vanilla bean to a boil.
:pointr: Remove from heat.
:pointr: Whisking constantly add about a third of the milk into the egg mixture.
:pointr: Then add the mixture into the rest of the milk.
:pointr: Bring everything to a boil and cook for about 2 minutes.
:pointr: Whisk constantly!
:pointr: Pour onto a flat surface and lightly coat with butter.
:pointr: Once cool to the touch, whisk until creamy.
:pointr: Transfer to a tighlty closing container and refrigerate.

Wild Strawberry Tartlets

Ingredients
:pointr: 12 Tart Shells
:pointr: 1 recipe crème pâtissière
:pointr: 500g wild strawberries
:pointr: white chocolate, optional
:pointr: clear cake jelly, optional

Preparation
:pointr: Remove the tart shells from the muffin pan.
:pointr: Fill each shell with some crème pâtissière.
:pointr: Carefully arrange the wild strawberries on top.
:pointr: Serve and eat soon, as the shell will turn soggy.
:pointr: To avoid that zou can coat the interior ov the shells with a thin layer of white chocolate.
:pointr: For a special shine, glaze with clear cake jelly.

Makes 12 tartlets.

Enjoy!
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Dang, how I want some.
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:iconbfrena:
bfrena Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!

I really love wild strawberries.
Sadly they're really expensive, if you don't have the time (and a place) to pick them yourself :/
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student General Artist
:-(
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:iconarualcat:
arualcat Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Absolutely wonderful!!!!!!!!!
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:iconbfrena:
bfrena Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks =D
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:iconfaithalfahad:
Faithalfahad Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Photographer
lovely :heart:
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:iconbfrena:
bfrena Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconsoftmist93:
softmist93 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student Photographer
I want to try them!
I love the shallow depth of field, composition, and colors! :) Great job!
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:iconbfrena:
bfrena Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :)

I use this style a lot in food photography, I think it suits the subject...
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:iconsoftmist93:
softmist93 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student Photographer
You're welcome.
I agree. :)
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