Today we prepare a tart, or rather of tartlets with white chocolate and berries, with a crispy pastry with almonds and a cold white chocolate cream and lemon. Is’ really tasty and no one can resist his sweet-sour taste. And take a look also to my special RECIPES WITH STRAWBERRIES, since we are in the season of berries and my RECIPES OF PIES. And if you look on my YouTube channel also you find a playlist with many DESSERT RECIPES VIDEO STEP BY STEP, Also tarts.
My tips for perfect tartlets
The only thing that you must do, you prepare it one day in advance. This is because the chocolate ganache has to harden in the refrigerator for 24 hours before it reaches the right consistency. Compact but very creamy. Infinite pleasure.
The lemon zest gives tartlets with white chocolate with berries that part of citrus that makes it very pleasant. While I used as a garnish strawberries and blueberries, but you could use raspberries, normal strawberries, Kiwi, Mango, maracuja. In short, any fruit you prefer, as long as it is prone to sour, to create contrast with the sweetness of white chocolate.
We come to the size: I have done so many little tarts, of about 5 centimeters in diameter, because I served as petits fours with coffee at the end of a dinner. But you can also make a single tart (with these doses 20 cm diameter approximately) normally sliced and cut at your service. Is’ a sweet simple but awesome. Have a good day!
FOR TART DIAMETER OF 20 CENTIMETERS FOR 8 or tartlets
FOR THE PASTRY:
75 grams almond flour
the rind of half a lemon, organic
150 grams of flour 00
110 grams butter
90 grams caster sugar
1 large egg yolk (15-18 grams)
a pinch of salt
250 grams of white chocolate
160 milliliters of liquid fresh cream
Bourbon vanilla extract or seeds, to taste
the rind of half a lemon, organic
wild berries, to taste
For the pastry with almonds, put on the work surface the two types of flour, Add salt, sugar, the cold butter, diced, the vanilla and lemon zest and begin to knead with your fingertips until the mixture to large crumbs, then add the egg yolk and work around until you get a stick. If there appeared to be little soft, add very little cold milk. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least an hour or until it is firm, so that you can then roll the pastry with ease.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees static. Grease and flour the mold for Tarts or tartlets, then roll out the dough with the rolling pin to a thickness of about half a centimeter and coat the molds you have chosen. Prick the bottom with a fork. Now the dough must be baked in white: cover the bottom of the molds with a little parchment paper and place dry beans on top of them. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, then remove the beans and the parchment paper and continue cooking for another 5 minutes or until, touching bottom of pies, the pastry doesn't feel dry. Churning out, remove from the molds and allow to cool completely.
For cream: dice the white chocolate and put it in a bowl. Pour the cream into a saucepan and add the grated lemon rind. Bring the cream to a boil, pour over the white chocolate, wait a few seconds and mix with a spatula until the chocolate has melted completely. Let cool for 30 minutes and pour the cream inside the tart or tartellette. Refrigerate for 24 hours, until the chocolate ganache white and lemon has cooled (touch it with your fingertip, must resist).
Now you just need to decorate your desserts with fruits of the forest the way you like. Garnish the white chocolate tartlets with berries with a little icing sugar and serve immediately. Bon appétit!