Tart blancmange, strawberries and thyme

Every year, including all the recipes that I prepare, I always try to invent one that summarizes the most of every season: the autumn, spring, winter and summer. This is the recipe that sums up the spring: tart white with frost eating strawberry and thyme. The crust is crispy and rich, the cream inside evokes the classic combination of cream and strawberries, because it is made with a white cream lightened with whipped cream: the consistency is compact but creamy, similar to a pudding. The Strawberry Frost (which you can also be used alone or with a little’ of whipped cream, Sicilian style) It makes this delicious tart, fresh, slight. In a word, amazing. You can garnish with strawberries and thyme in bloom (It is the right time, your herbs should have all implemented their small and fragrant flowering) or with whipped cream, or both. Store it in the refrigerator (up to 3 days in peace) and leave it for at least half an hour at room temperature before serving. Also know that it's good, much good, if prepared the day before. The try over the weekend? I'm used, Since we are in season, have a look at all my RECIPES WITH STRAWBERRIES, you will surely find a sweet spring for you. Have a good day.

TART EATING WHITE, STRAWBERRIES AND THYME

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INGREDIENTS

  • DOSE OF A PIE 20-22 CM IN DIAMETER:
  • FOR THE PASTRY:
  • 250 grams of flour 00
  • a pinch of fine salt
  • 130 grams of cold butter
  • 100 grams of sugar
  • grated rind of one lemon organic
  • a whole egg
  • butter and flour for the cake Pan, just enough
  • FOR BLANCMANGE:
  • 500 milliliters of fresh whole milk
  • 40 grams cornstarch
  • 80 grams of caster sugar
  • the grated rind of two organic lemons
  • vanilla Bourbon, just enough
  • 200 ml of cream
  • 50 grams powdered sugar
  • FOR FREEZING OF STRAWBERRIES:
  • 250 milliliters of strawberry juice (about 400 grams of fresh strawberries)
  • fresh thyme, just enough
  • 20 grams of corn flour
  • 40 grams of sugar
  • a teaspoon of lemon juice
  • fresh strawberries and thyme for garnish, just enough

PROCEEDINGS

For the base of the tart to eat white, strawberries and thyme: put the flour on the work surface, Salt, sugar, vanilla, lemon zest and the cold butter cut into small pieces and work quickly with fingertips. Add the whole egg and knead the dough to obtain a smooth dough, consistent and uniform. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for at least one hour. After the interval of rest, butter and flour a cake pan. Roll out the dough to a thickness of about three millimeters and coated with the pastry the bottom and sides of the pan.

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees static. Since you have to do a cooking white, prick the base of the tart with the tines of a fork, coating the pastry with baking paper and put over a handful of pulses to prevent the dough from rising. Cook for 15 minutes. Remove beans and parchment paper and continue cooking for another 5 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool completely and unmold the cake base.

For the blancmange, mix in a saucepan with the sugar flour. Merge to thread little milk stirring vigorously so that no lumps: When you will be formed a thick batter and smooth, Add the remaining milk, vanilla, lemon zest. Put the saucepan on the stove. Cook, stirring constantly, over low heat until the cream comes to a boil thickening. Let it Simmer, stirring constantly, for a minute. Then, allow to cool at room temperature. When the custard is cold, working it with a whisk to make it soft. Whip cream, snow not too firm, with icing sugar. Add cream slowly to blancmange. I recommend you use a spatula, stirring with a movement from above downwards to incorporate air into the cream.

Pour the white cream eating inside the shell of pastry, reaching half a centimeter from the edge. Refrigerate (4-5 degrees), until the cream is firmer.

While the cream cools, prepare the ice of strawberries: blend strawberries, then passing the liquid through a sieve to remove the seeds. You must obtain 250 milliliters. Mix in a bowl the sugar and cornstarch, then add them to the strawberry juice, stirring vigorously with a hand whisk, so as not to form lumps. Add a few leaves of thyme and lemon juice. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the cream has thickened. Cool to room temperature and, when the strawberry cream will be warmer but still fluid, pour evenly over tart. Put the cake in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours or (better) all night.

Garnish the pie to eat white with fresh strawberries, thyme, If you like, some tuft of cream. Bon appétit!

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10 comments

adrien 13 May 2019 at 09:18

Hello Ada, great seasonal recipe yet !
You kind of strawberries in Italy ? Petite, large, with firm flesh ?

Again congratulations on your French ! Do not stop to write in French, because you will improve you as and 🙂

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Ada Parisi 13 May 2019 at 11:43

hello Adrien, thank you so much for your appreciation. I appreciate your help to improve france translation, but I must tell you that I understand French but I don’t speak it and you can read the article in French just because there is a Google translator that translate all the page in your language. So the mistake are made by the translator. I could try to improve by hand the translation but is a long and hard work…. thank you so so much. ADA

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adrien Ruffié 14 May 2019 at 09:18

Hello Ada, oh sorry ! I didn’t know it ! I thought that you speak french 🙂 but no problem, I will continue to follow you blog eagerly !
but if you want to speak french, no problem for me 🙂 If you want to try

I hope to visit Rome at the end of the year, I will try to read your blog in order to see what is interesting in Rome (to visit, to eat, to stroll …)

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Ada Parisi 14 May 2019 at 12:29

Haha! I speak english, german and spanish and my husband speaks french. So, follow me on Ig because there I put a lot of restaurants and pastry shop reviews that I don’t publish on my blog, and of course I could give you some advices if you like. ADA

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adrien Ruffié 16 May 2019 at 08:46

Thank a lot 🙂 for addresses, and advises
For IG, unfortunately I don’t have any account …

Ada Parisi 20 May 2019 at 11:48

My pleasure, if you have any question I’m always here. ADA

Emma 24 May 2018 at 13:09

Let me know if I can prepare and ice cream with three days in advance in advance .Thank

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Ada Parisi 24 May 2018 at 13:14

hello Emma, three days it seems a bit 'too… maybe two. The risk is mainly that the jelly color changes strawberries and become less bright. ADA

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elisabetta 4 May 2018 at 08:37

Really tasty and different from the usual blancmange and strawberries a delight

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Ada Parisi 6 May 2018 at 13:17

Thanks Elizabeth, good Sunday!

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