Monday, 6 August 2012

Fruit tart in Italy :D

I'm in Italy now and I have decided to bake a fruit tart for my friends :)

Tarts are one of those desserts which are probably the easiest and fastest to prepare. I've already tried so many variations and so far they have always come out perfectly :)



2 tbsps heavy cream
150 g chilled butter, chopped
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 tbsps brown/white sugar
2 egg yolks
1 egg


1 bar of white chocolate
1 cup mascarpone
1 vanilla pod
2 tbsps honey
seasonal fruit of your choice:)


Place all the ingredients for the crust together and knead until fully incorporated. Form a ball, wrap it up in foil and put in a refrigerator for at least two hours. In the meantime, using a mixer, combine all the ingredients for the filling and place the mixture in the refrigerator.

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Take out the dough ball and spread it evenly on a 30 cm round baking tin (greased with butter). Prickle the centre of the pastry with a fork and bake for about 25-30 minutes. When the pastry shell is ready, you can spread the melted chocolate and set aside to cool. When the crust and chocolate have cooled, put the pastry shell for at least an hour in a refrigerator to chill. Finally, spread the previously prepared cream and decorate it with seasonal fruit of your choice (I used grapes and a kiwi).
As I said I'm in Italy and thus I just couldn't resist capturing the beautiful view from my window along with my sweet dessert ;P

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