As it always happens around this time, I bought too much of everything in the market, especially strawberries. They spoil very fast so I had to think of a recipe that didn’t involve too many eggs because that’s the one thing I forgot to buy. How is this for silly? I started out going to the store for eggs. Of course I never made it as I ended up in the market. What else is there to do on a beautiful sunny day?
So too much strawberry equals dessert. After all you can only make so many smoothies, then you have to come up with another idea. I only had 3 eggs at home and lots of whipping cream. That’s how I ended up making this easy strawberry tart. If you don’t have strawberries you may use raspberries or even peaches. The possibilities are endless. I usually make strawberry shortcake and because I didn't have the eggs to make custard for the tart it became a sort of Strawberry Short "Tart".
INGREDIENTS FOR TART
3 eggs separated
3 tbsp. of flour
3 tbsp. of sugar
1 pack of vanilla sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt (tiny pinch)
Place egg yolk in a bowl; add sugar and whisk until foamy; add vanilla sugar, vanilla extract. In another bowl whip egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff peaks form.
Gradually add egg whites and flour to the egg yolk mixture (alternating) by folding into it. Butter and flour your tart form before adding the sponge mix. Once done, preheat oven to 375 F (180C) until golden.
2 cups of whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp. sugar
2 packs of WhipIt cream stabilizer
Place whipping cream, vanilla extract, sugar and stabilizer in a deep bowl and beat until stiff. Put in fridge until needed.
2 cups of fresh strawberries
1 tbsp. strawberry jam
Wash fruit, take out green stems and slice; add jam; mix with a spoon and place in a strainer and put this over a bowl. The syrup will drip into the bowl and you may use this as a quick strawberry coulis.
Take some strawberry jam, spread on cake lightly with the back of a spoon. Layer with whipped cream, then strawberry, whipped cream and strawberry again. Finish with another layer of cream.
Decorate with strawberries, cool and serve with strawberry coulis on the side.
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