Saturday, October 6, 2007


It's spring here in the southern hemisphere, making it perfect timing for these berry tarts

Bitter Orange and Blueberry Tart
3 out of 5
Seville oranges are not easy to come by so I used a dash of lime juice with regular orange juice for the filling, which was quite yum. The blueberries on top were not of the greatest quality, which may account for slightly lower score on this one, but the real killer was the glaze. It was made using arrowroot, and created something along the lines of halloween goo, than a lovely pastry glaze. If I made this again I would drop the glaze altogether and use gorgeous fresh berries on their own.
If you are hungry, the recipe can found here

Baked Summer Fruit Tart
4.5 out of 5
This outstanding flan was a gorgeous sweet pastry case, baked with a whole egg custard filling and summer fruits on top. This was my first every attempt at making egg custard from scratch. It was a lot less painless than I anticipated and well worth the effort, if you are so inclined. These were superb and look very impressive.