Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tres Chic!

Have you made your Creme Patissiere (Pastry Cream) yet? If so, I would like to share the world's easiest and quite delicious desserts, "Strawberry Tartlets!" This "recipe" comes from The Little Paris Kitchen, by Rachel Khoo and calls for three ingredients: shortbread cookies, strawberries, and the ever versatile creme patissiere. These adorable "tarts" are the perfect small bite to end any fabulous meal and take only minutes to make! I prefer Walker's Highlanders shortbread cookies, which can sometimes be hard to find here in the US, but I have found them at World Market and they are available from Amazon in a convenient four pack. So break out your pastry bag (or a plastic sandwich bag/corner snipped) and try these charming petite tarlets!

Strawberry Tartlets

1 cup chilled Creme Patissiere (Pastry Cream)
4 round shortbread biscuits (like Walker's Highlanders)
12-15 small strawberries

Beat the pastry cream until smooth. Put it into a piping bag fitted with a round 3/8" nozzle and pip a small blob in the middle of each biscuit (leave some room around the edge for the strawberries). Cut the strawberries in half and stick them around the pastry cream. Serve as soon as you can.

For more about The Little Paris Kitchen, see The Little Paris Kitchen and Tea Time for Madeleine.

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