This tart has been on my mind since I started my blog a little over a year ago. You see, this tart was chosen as the dish of the week on June 10th, 2008.
It was my second week as a member of Tuesdays with Dorie, and I wanted to be a little experimental. So I had the brilliant idea to use blueberries instead of strawberries, and then make a lemon cream instead of using jam. Little did I know, in my nascent baking days, that this was a completely different tart altogether and that I was not as brilliant as I thought I was because I didn't invent lemon cream and blueberries.
This was my tart (you may want to look away for this part):
Not my proudest achievement. What a difference a year makes, no?
1 year, two months later (to the day), and a Nikon D40 later, I have now redeemed myself. This simple, yet elegant dessert was the perfect summer treat, using sweetened, ripe strawberries, a mixed berry jam, and topping it with some homemade almond whipped cream.
So simple, so elegant, and now I know not to mess with perfection.
Click here for the recipe.