Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Redcurrant tart

Good morning everyone!

When you will be reading this post, I will be in Bern waiting nervously for my first job interview in la Suisse. Please, send positive thoughts my way!

I thought I would share a recipe I tried 10 days ago when we had visitors. I had about 500g of redcurrants left from this year's crop in my freezer. After having made two batches of redcurrant jelly (you can read about it here), I thought I would look up a recipe to use the last of the redcurrants. I am not usually a big fan of fruit tarts but being summer and all I thought I'd give it a try. Most recipes I could find combined different types of red fruits to make a tart but I used the following recipe from a French blog called "Les Toques de la Cuisine" and adapted it slightly by ditching the  raspberries in favour of more redcurrants.

The recipe could not be easier really. I used shop-bought pastry too to save time and it did not affect how yummy this turned out. You mix some cream, sugar and eggs together; pour on top of the pastry and cook in the oven for 20 minutes.

When it is done, let it cool down a bit. In the meantime, dissolve some gelatine in warm jam (the recipe called for some blueberry jam but I used some of my home-made redcurrant jelly instead) and add to the fruits.

Pour the fruits over the pastry/custard combo and Bob's your Uncle!

Keep in the fridge until ready to serve! This tart was seriously good and was an instant success. I now wish I had kept more redcurrants aside to make another one!

Go on, give it a try! If anyone would like help with translating the French recipe, leave a comment and I will get back to you. Bon appétit!


Lucy said...

Mmm, looks great! Good luck with the interview! x

Anonymous said...

Good luck, good luck!! Never had redcurrant tart, it does look yummy :)

Juanita Tortilla said...

Too bad my currant bushes are drying up. My latest harvest was just a miserable half-cup of black currants. I made a peach frangipane and sprinkled the black currants on top. That was all I could manage! :)
It was a hit with my husband and visiting male guests, so, that's good news.

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