May 24, 2009

Strawberry Custard Tart

I am really lagging way behind what I am supposed to be posting by now. As you can see, Mother's Day was two weeks ago but I only have time to put up what I've made that day. Not to mention an ice-cream cake I made for dd for his birthday last week (*smile) and other bakes I've made till now. Whenever I delayed something that I wanted to blog about for too long a period, I'll tend to lose the enthusiasm, as there are new items that I'm excited to share about. How I wish I have more than 24 hours a day! I would then be able to do much more things that I always wanted. Anyway, I'm already thankful that at least I have a stable job that doesn't requires me to work overtime that often, so I can still spare time in doing things that I enjoy, as well as time for this hobby of mine. :) I baked this strawberry tart for dear mummy this Mother's Day. We postponed our family dinner as my brother was in Korea for a holiday. Thus Mum thought that since the cake won't be shared with the whole family, I could bake something smaller as she would not be able to finish a whole cake. So, I decided to bake this 6-inch tart filled with pastry cream and strawberries. I got the recipe from Happy Homebaker's Berry Tart, without modifying any part of the recipe except the topping. I like that the crust uses less butter and was pretty much easy to handle. This was also the first time I succeeded in making the pastry cream without getting it hardened into lumps. It was smooth and the vanilla extract taste was great!

Thanks Happy HomeBaker for sharing this recipe. It has been a long time we have eaten such a yummy homemade tart!


Happy Homebaker said...

I share the same sentiments about 'blogging-on-time'! I find it easier to post about something which is still fresh on my mind...otherwise I may forget how I went about making it :)

ganache-ganache said...

I like the sugar plate :)

Aimei said...

Haha the sugar plate is not made by me but bought from Phoon Huat! :P