Friday, April 13, 2012

Wild Blueberry Tart – Tartelette sablée aux myrtilles sauvages







Jane Austen moment in Persuasion (1818)

Chapter 4

He was not Mr Wentworth, the former curate of Monkford, however suspicious appearances may be, but a Captain Frederick Wentworth, his brother, who being made commander in consequence of the action off St Domingo, and not immediately employed, had come into Somersetshire, in the summer of 1806; and having no parent living, found a home for half a year at Monkford.  He was, at that time, a remarkably fine young man, with a great deal of intelligence, spirit, and brilliancy; and Anne an extremely pretty girl, with gentleness, modesty, taste, and feeling.  Half the sum of attraction, on either side, might have been enough, for he had nothing to do, and she had hardly anybody to love; but the encounter of such lavish recommendations could not fail. They were gradually acquainted, and when acquainted, rapidly and deeply in love.  It would be difficult to say which had seen
highest perfection in the other, or which had been the happiest: she, in receiving his declarations and proposals, or he in having them accepted.


 
Wild Blueberry Tart - Tartelette aux myrtilles sauvages

Ingredients for 12 tart

For pâte sable ( sweet crust pastry):
260g flour
180g powdered sugar
150g butter (room temperature)
30g grounded almond
½ tsp salt
1 egg

Blueberry cream filling:
250g mascarpone cream cheese
50g powdered sugar
150g wild blueberries + 50g for topping

Directions:


1)      For pâte sablée, combine all ingredients & knead till smooth dough.  Place it in a polythene bag and leave it in the fridge for about 30 minutes


2)      Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and use a rolling pin that is absolutely straight. Lightly dust it with flour and place it in the centre of the dough. Roll the dough up onto the rolling pin and gently unroll it over one of the prepared tart pans. Press the dough into the pan and roll the pin over the top of the pan to remove the excess dough. Repeat with the remaining dough and tart pan. Prick the bottom of the tart shells all over with a fork.


  3) Bake the tart shells for 15 minutes until evenly golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.


4) For blackberry cream filling: Blend mascarpone cream cheese, sugar & wild blueberries till smooth in a blender or mixer.


5) Spoon cream mixture onto sablé tart & topped with cream.






Linking this recipe to blog hop #Berry love event


57 comments:

  1. Look these !! are absolutely adorables!! I love blueberries and these look georgeous!

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    1. Thanks Gloria for your kind words that brighten my day! :)

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  2. yummiliciious......i love this...maybe will give it a try one day..haha ;)

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    1. LOL... thanks Resh. You may not know, you might eventually find these berries one day! heheheheh =)

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  3. What an amazing coincidence dear, I have a post ready-to-go on blackberries only. Only reason it got delayed was the IHCC post had to be up by this weekend.
    These tarts are absolutely gorgeous!! I know the stains are the worst :D.

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    1. Thanks Anuja, YEAH, Great minds think alike! Can't wait to see your blackberry post! Have a nice day! =)

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  4. love fruit tarts...this is looks delicious!

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    1. Thanks Tess for your kind words! Have a lovely day! =)

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  5. These are so beautiful! I love blueberries

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely words! Have a nice day ! =)

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  6. Wow this looks amazing and such a pretty colour. I must have missed the email about the berry bloghop. Must get baking soon :)

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    1. Thanks Rosh for your kind words! Hoping to see your berrylove post! Have a lovely day! =)

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  7. Such beautiful photos, I love blueberries and I am diffidently bookmarking this recipe!

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely words that really brightens up my day! Have a nice day! =)

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  8. Gorgeous presentation and stunning photos. Almost too beautiful to eat. Have a lovely weekend!

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  9. Wow, so lucky & so convenience of having these wild berries just next door! Envy envy! I love all types of fruit tarts but too lazy to make the pastry from the scratch these days, haha unless for a special occasion! Love your tarts! Can you share the photos of the wild berries plants with us in the next harvest season? I only saw once in an orchard a long time ago!

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    1. Thanks Jessie! Sure, will take photos of these wild berry plant this summer coz they're kind of botak for the moment! LOL

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  10. These look irresistibly good and very romantic!

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  11. I'm so jealous! Wild blueberries for you to pick and harvest!!! Your tarts looks simply delightful, I'm so jealous....!!! :)

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    1. LOL... thanks Lena. We"ve been leaving here for more than 6 years & only now we just found out that those ugly bushes were actually wild berries!! LOL

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  12. Hi kit, first of all your tart look absolutely delicious and sooo.. tempting, secondly your pictures is really gorgeous with the lovely presentation, third... the red flower is so beautiful. Very lovely flower.

    I really love to drop by your blog to admire your gorgeous picture.

    Have a nice weekend, my dear.

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    1. Hi Amelia,
      Thanks for your lovely words. Makes me happy when you like my post too! These Tulips & flowers are all from my garden. I'm so glad that I can finally see all my flowers blooming! =)

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  13. These looks so wonderful and yummy :)

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    1. Thanks Clairejustine for your kind words! Have a lovely day! =)

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  14. yummy tart recipe dear...awesome...

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  15. Wow. These are amazing and they have turned out perfectly. Well done on your photography too!

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    1. Thanks you so much for your kind words that really lighten up my day! Have a nice day, Alida! :)

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    2. Thanks Alida for your kind words that really make my day! Have a pleasant day Alida! =)

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  16. Wonderful tarts! such a beautiful violet colour filling (LOVE mascarpone) and all those blueberries.... yum!

    Thanks for sharing
    Sending you some #berrylove ;-)

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  17. That passage has me feeling so sad now. What a tragedy for poor Anne and Captain Wentworth to be split up so!

    Luckily, I had your gorgeous tarts to cheer me up. They look perfect and I love the colour. I made some tarts today, but my pastry didn't come out looking half as good as yours.

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    1. Thanks Choclette for your nice words! Ya, I love the color too. You can give this recipe a try! It's quite easy & the pastry turned out great too. Do let me know if you like it. Have a nice day! =)

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  18. Your desserts are always so pretty! This one is no exception!

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    1. Thanks Amy for your kind words. Glad that you like it! Have a nice day dear! =)

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  19. What a lovely tart, Kit. It just oozes with goodness.

    Thank you so much for sharing...

    P.S. I adore wild Maine Blueberries:) I must share this recipe with my blog friend, Jady. She too lives in Maine and she just sent Marion homemade jellies for her birthday! You should drop by and say Hi if you get a chance. Who knows, you two could be neighbors!

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    1. Thank you so much for dropping by Louise & your lovely words that always cheer me up! Great idea, I love to meet new friends that share the same passion as mine. Will surely do. Thanks for the suggestion! Regards to dear Marion! Have a lovely day ladies! =)

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  20. this is amazing..would love to devour now
    Tasty Appetite

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    1. Thanks Jay! How I wish I can send this to you ! Have a lovely day! =)

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  21. always love your photos..hv to tell you that each time i come to your blog, it gives me an impression of something classical and yet sweet! love your idea of using mascarpone for filling. are you saying that the wild blueberries can easily stain our hands?

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    1. Hehehe.. thanks Lena dear! Glad that you like this post too! Fresh wild blueberries doesn't stain but since I'm using frozen ones, it does stain a bit though!

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  22. Lovely presentation and I do love berries and cream-yum! Also, lots of good links here. I will need to come back and spend some more time on those. Great post!

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    1. Thanks Tina! Ya, they're quite of numbers of great berry posts here! Do check them out! Have a lovely day, Tina! =)

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  23. the blueberry tart looks soo inviting and perfect for this weather. i just love the color it adds :D.

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    1. Thanks Junia! As promised , I've joined the the Loveberry fun! Glad that you like it! I love the sweet color too. =)

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  24. Oh, wow, that mascarpone blueberry filling sound fantastic! Such beautiful tartlets ;)

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  25. Shoot, I hope I clicked on publish...if not, these look amazing :)

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    1. Thank you so much Lizzy! You're so sweet! Glad that you like it! Have a lovely day, Lizzy! =)

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  26. They look absolutely beautiful, a delight for the eyes! I would definitely love a slice :-) xx

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    1. Thanks for dropping by & your kind words! I would love to share these delights with you anytime! =)

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  27. love the individual tarts too...more fun than a pie!!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by! Ya, I love individual tarts to. I find them more presentable & don't need to slice it. It will be a mess especially these blueberries do leave a nasty stain!

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  28. Hi Kit! Just wanted to say Happy Blueberry Pie Day! Yours look absolutely gorgeous and I'm sharing them on Twitter for all to celebrate! (I'm linking through Pinterest!)

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    1. Hi Louise,

      Happy Blueberry Pie Day to you too! Thanks for linking these photos to Pinterest! Glad to share with others too. Talking about Pinterest, I really need to work on it too. Quite busy lately! Have a nice day to you & dear Marion too! =)

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