Tuesday, May 31, 2011

strawberry cream cheese tart

i bookmarked this recipe from Annie's Eats as soon as she put it on her blog a few weeks ago. i could not wait to try this. it pretty much tastes as amazing as it looks.

i found the tart/pastry portion definitely the most challenging and time consuming. i refrigerated it for an hour but it still proved extremely hard to get off my silicon pastry mat and into the tart pan (which i had picked up earlier in the day for $8.50 at Wegman's). i ended up rolling out the dough, freezing it for about 10 minutes, then i was able to get it in the tart pan a lot easier. definitely need to work on my tart-pastry skillz as the dough could have been a little more evenly dispersed...however, it still tasted great.

my chocolate ganache was actually left over ganache from the freezer from my birthday cake. it worked really well, even with the little bit of peanut butter that was in the ganache. it was perfect because i didn't have to spend extra money on more chocolate or any heavy cream and it saved 10-15 minutes of time.

also, these strawberries - AMAZING. they tasted so good. and arranging them like this? took 5 minutes. it looks gorgeous but is so easy and quick. anyone can do it!

check out the recipe here and try it for yourself! it was a big hit at our Memorial Day celebration with family!

today i also got to use the 35mm lens that my sister and i purchased together last year. it's not been working well on her cameras and she doesn't have any shoots soon so i get to hang out to it for a while. my camera is dinkier and less fancy, so maybe that is why it's been working better for me. so! i enjoy these pictures more because i finally got to use a good lens!!


Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks so great. I am about to sit down for breakfast and I wish I was sitting down to this (don't judge) instead of 1 day old pigs in a blanket. :)

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*kc said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yummy! The strawberries look perfect!