Happy Fathers’ Day!

Strawberry Tart

I was feeling a little under the weather last week, but with Fathers’ Day coming up that weekend, I knew that I was going to have to put something together. It was certainly a case of the spirit being willing, but the flesh having to be dragged out of bed.

I decided to go with a very simple strawberry tart. The pâte sucrée was already sitting in the freezer and the crème d’amandes filling could be made in a jiffy.

Strawberry Tart

The only seemingly arduous task would be getting equal sized strawberries at the local supermarket since I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to get decently red ones. Fortunately, the berries on the supermarket shelves were relatively decent and I ended up having to buy only 2 large boxes.

Dad liked the tarte aux fraises well enough and I’m sure I’ll be making this classic dessert again!

Tarte aux fraises recipe to follow shortly.

8 Responses to “Happy Fathers’ Day!”

  1. danielle bumblebee Says:

    ooo. how pretty. love how u arranged the berries!

    ps: the bf gave the impression that u weren’t married, but had been with ur bf for awhile n done long distance “like us” he said :)

  2. Karen Says:

    Thanks, Danielle! Yes, I remember talking to him about that briefly. He’s not completely mistaken. H and I did do the long distance thing for 3 years before he moved to Singapore. =)

  3. Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) Says:

    I loveee how you arranged your berries!! Very pretty!

  4. Ian Says:

    Hi Karen,

    Just a little question, I’ve kinda been wanting to get a good baking book to start my library but have no idea which to buy, ‘cos there’s just tons to choose from. I was hoping you could help me out and recommend some books which would help the beginner baker on their journey? Thanks so much! and Sorry to trouble you amidst your wonderful creations…

  5. yixiaooo Says:

    really glad you’ve been updating more! =)

  6. Sharon Says:

    I laughed when you said it only took 2 cartons of strawberries at the store to come up with enough for the tart. I guess I’m not glad that others suffer the fruit dilemma as we do out in the Aleutian Islands, but somewhat comforted by the thought that I am not all alone in the world! The tart looks absolutely divine. It is on my list for that perfect time when I see good berries!!

  7. cindy Kinnison Says:

    My sister in law and I would really love the receipe for the double crusted apple pie made in the spring form pan.
    Thank you

  8. Karen Says:

    Hello Cindy,

    The recipe is available in Nigella Lawson’s book “How to be a Domestic Goddess”. You might like to borrow the book from your local library.

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