A delectable Strawberry Mascarpone Cream Tart that is simple and easy to put together. It starts off with a baked sweet pastry crust which is then filled with velvety mascarpone cream and topped with sliced strawberries.
Happy New Year Folks.
I start off 2017 with a delicious strawberry mascarpone cream tart. This dessert is uncomplicated and easy to put together. Plus it can be eaten almost immediately.
There are three parts to this dessert. We have the pâte sucrée (sweet shortcrust pastry), velvety mascarpone cream and finally sliced strawberries.
To start off with, we make the pâte sucrée ( sweet shortcrust pastry). This crust can be made a day ahead and the dessert assembled on the day you want to enjoy it. Once baked, cool it and cover with plastic wrap and store at room temperature overnight.
4 ingredients is all you need for the crust. Flour, butter, sugar and an egg. We begin by rubbing together flour and butter until the mixture resembles bread crumbs. Then mix in sugar and a little nutmeg. I love the depth of flavour nutmeg adds to the pastry. Add a whole egg and use fingers to bring pastry together. Turn onto a floured surface and knead lightly. At this point flatten the dough into a disc and chill for 30 minutes. This allows the pastry time to relax which helps to prevent it from shrinking when it is baked.
Pastry dough all done in less than 10 minutes 🙂