Wednesday, July 14, 2010

4th of July Tart

I drooled on my keyboard as soon as I laid eyes on this picture:

The photo and tart are by Sara Gray, a Pacific Northwest based wedding photographer whose blog I have been stalking. I love seeing her pictures and being able to identify the city and the location she shot in.

I made the tart for 4th of July celebrations at Jake's parent's place. Very festive and fitting don't you think? I didn't follow the recipe to a "t" as I do not have the means to make the crust, i.e. I don't have a food processor. GASP! Say what? I don't have a what? That's right people, I don't have a food processor. Well, I did for like a week, but then I made Jake take it back because it wasn't the right model and haven't replaced it since.

So how did I make the crust without a food processor? I cheated and used store bought sugar cookie dough. I should have baked it for less time, but it worked. The other thing I had to improvise on was the custard. The flavor is amazing, but I took it off the stove too soon so it was a bit on the runny side. Never fear, Jake's mom to the rescue! She suggested that we put the tart in the freezer and have frozen custard. Genius! By the time we dug into it, the berries were nicely frozen, but that was a refreshing by product as it was so hot and muggy out.

The recipe can be found on Sara's baking blog called Everyone Loves Pie.

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