Tuesday, May 11, 2010

TWD: Strawberry fields close by

It's strawberry season here. This year the berries are as sweet as can be.

I stopped by a local stand on Saturday, and taste-tested five different varieties. My favorite one (Alyssa) was sold out, so I bought the Gaviota instead. They were incredibly sweet as well.

Because this week's Tuesday with Dorie choice was a fresh berry tart, I knew that fresh, fresh strawberries were the only way to go.

Sunday, I made three small tarts for Mother's day.

One for my daughter, who treated me to a one-hour hot stone massage. Aaaahh. Feel that tension melt right away.

One for my neighbor, who is a good friend, and, who I felt needed something special for the day.

One for me.

Even with three small tarts, I had leftover pie crust, pastry cream, and strawberries. So, today, I made four little bite-sized tarts.

What a treat!

For the recipe, go to Cristine's blog, Cooking with Cristine. She is responsible for this yummy dessert.

To see more Quick Classic Berry Tarts, head over to the TWD blog.


Flourchild said...

We ate our tart for Mother's Day too! Your mini's are super cute..love it!

Nickki said...

Your mini tarts look so good! I loved this recipe. Glad you enjoyed it :-)

Rachel said...

I love farm stand strawberries. The best! Your tarts are so cute. Did you use the jelly glaze?

Kayte said...

These are so darn cute! I just love what you did with these. Happy Mother's Day, btw.

Cristine said...

I love your minis! Thanks for baking along with me!

Tia said...

I've wanted those tart molds for a while now. They are too cute.

The Mortensens said...

Looks like something out of a bakery! Also, I love the different shaped pans. So cute. :)

TeaLady said...

Oh How I wish we had a framer's market somewhere near so I could find some fresh local fruit. Tarts look great. Love the little molds.

natalia said...

Ciao Judy ! How wonderful that your tartlets went for good reasons and that you had more !! Reading you are from ventura made me 'homesick' !!