Firstly I wanted to thank all my blogger friends for your kind words regarding my injured hand. Very touched by all your concerns & just to let you know that my hand is feeling better & I can move my fingers a little but still quite painful at times. Well, all I need is a little patient, which I really don’t have! LOL
I've totally forgotten to post this recipe till today! To begin with, two weeks ago my friend ‘J’s daughter , Maelys asked me if I can teach her & her best friend how to make an easy tart . I was delighted to teach them the basic of tart making from scratch. I’ve bookmarked this easy tart recipe that I came across at Jamie Oliver.com that calls for raspberries . And we were just beginning to harvest our first raspberries of the year from our garden ! This fits in the bill perfectly! So early of last week I’ve shown the girls how to make a basic sweet crust with mascarpone filling & topped with fresh raspberries . Unfortunately I’ve run out of chocolate , so I did not topped with drizzle melted chocolate as in the recipe . Another stunning & yet easy recipe from Jamie Oliver . The girls have great time making these tarts even though most of the time they were looking at my elder son, Julien! I was beginning to wonder if they are really here to learn how to bake or checking out Julien! LOL
And this afternoon I’ve had an amazing surprise from Maelys & Clotilde when they came over with these awesome tarts that they’ve made all by themselves ! I’m so touched & proud of them that they have achieved it with excellent results! They even drizzled these tarts with melted chocolate ! Even my friend ‘J’ was surprised that his daughter can make these lovely tarts ! But he told me secretly that the girls have burnt the other tarts & only 4 were still presentable ! LOL It's the thought that counts . I wanted to thank Maelys & Clotilde for these yummy surprise & ‘J’ for the lovely bouquet of flowers that truly brightens up my day . Not forgetting to all my wonderful friends that visited me during the weekend ! I’m so blessed to have all these awesome friends! God bless you all . Now instead of baking , I think I’m gonna be a florist! LOL
Raspberry & Mascarpone Tarts
Adapted & inspired from Jamie Oliver. com
I’ve used my sweet crust recipe
For pâte sable ( sweet shortcrust pastry):
125g butter (room temperature
75g powdered sugar
2 egg yolks
4 tbsp of milk
A pinch of salt
Rice or dried beans
10 mini tart pans or cases
For mascarpone filling
100ml natural yogurt
250g mascarpone cheese
3 tbsp icing sugar
Zest of ½ orange ( I’ve used lemon zest)
100g dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
1) For sweet crust pastry:
Combine flour, sugar, salt in a bowl & rub in butter till crumbs. Add in sugar, egg yolks & milk & knead till smooth dough. . Place in a polybag & chill for 2 hours.
2) Preheat oven to 170°C & grease mini tart cases. Remove pastry from refrigerator & place the dough on a lightly floured surface and use a rolling pin that is absolutely straight. Lightly dust it with flour and place it in the centre of the dough. Roll the dough up onto the rolling pin and gently unroll it over one of the prepared tart pans. Press the dough into the pan and roll the pin over the top of the pan to remove the excess dough. Fill with rice or dried beans, & bake for 10 mins. Remove from oven & leave to cool.
3) For mascarpone filling:
Beat mascarpone, yogurt, orange zest ( I've used lemon instead) & icing sugar till light & creamy. Spoon in the cream mixture onto the cooled pastry cases. Topped with fresh raspberries.
4) Melt chocolate on double boiler. Drizzle each tart with melted chocolate & served. Can be store in fridge for later too.
Thanks again Maelys , Clotilde, Julien , Sébastien & 'J' for helping to set up everything for this photo session today. Without you guys, I don't think I could have taken all these pictures. Merci!
Linking this post to Cook Like A Star - Cook Like Jamie Oliver hosted by Zoe of Bake For Happy Kids.