Strawberry Tart with Creme Anglaise

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is a great opportunity for the Cancer Council to raise money for cancer research, prevention, education and support services. My workplace got involved last week and we were encouraged to not only contribute a plate of morning tea, but a competition was initiated with prizes for the best team and individual baking efforts.

Strawberry tart, filled with creme angalise and topped with strawberries, milk chocolate and candied almonds

This threw my team into lengthy discussion. We wanted to win, but what would we make? I convinced my team to make a Tim Tam cake, riding on the success of my Mother’s Day dessert. So in true team-work spirit, the tasks were split into manageable steps – my manager baked the cake, I made the icing, and my other workmate assembled it all together beautifully.

I wasn’t really involved in the cooking process for the Tim Tam cake, so in the name of cancer research I decided to also make a short crust pastry tart, topped with fresh strawberries and oozed crème anglaise.
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Recipe: Summer Berry Tart

Summer Berry Tart

I hope you’re enjoying this Easter long weekend and the gorgeous weather – I can’t believe it’s actually HOT here in Sydney. Finally, summer’s paid us a perfectly timed visit over the long weekend. So in celebration, here’s the recipe for a Summer Berry Tart. I made this dessert for the Wedding Feast (see my previous post) – the meal needed something fresh and light, the chilled lemony cream cheese providing cool relief for hot days like this.

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Entertain: Wedding Feast

Roasted beetroot & goats cheese salad

Slow cooked pork belly and hasselback potatoes

Summery berry tart


Beetroot and goats cheese salad, roast potato and slow cooked pork, and summer berry tart

Here we go… My very first post! I’m going to start off by writing about the one thing I absolutely love… Cooking for people!

From start to finish, I really enjoy the whole process of planning the menu and sourcing ingredients, to setting a beautiful table and finally plating up. When a few of our friends came over for lunch, I couldn’t wait, especially since this was part of our wedding reception.

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