TWD: Made so fast your head will spin!

If you are a TWD'er, or even just a lurker, you know that the next week's recipe is usually posted on Monday, the day before we post our previous weeks' recipe. Last week, the day before we posted our French Brownies, Marie chose for us La Palette’s Strawberry Tart to make for the next week, and post about today.

I had my tarts made, and completely eaten, by Monday evening. How fast is that?


I decided I preferred small sized tarts to a large one. They allow for each person to personalize their serving, and well, they just look so cute!

Turns out I had everything I needed in my pantry, so I just got to it and started in, putting my little sous chef to work shelling pistachios to add to the tart dough. (Eventually I had to jump in and help him get my 3/4 cup - he was eating more than he was putting into the bowl.)


Oh, btw, the nut ban in our house if OVER!!! Some of the Daring Baker's might recall in December we had conflicting allergy test results for our oldest son, who tested allergic to peanuts, but because he was eating peanut butter regularly, the allergist considered the test contaminated but would not follow up. He even said to keep him away from peanuts, then added in, "But keep feeding him peanut butter." A second opinion with a different allergist included a blood test as well as the skin test, both coming up negative. So nuts are back allowed into our house again!

And as a result, the first tart that the children ate had peanut butter, mixed in with a spoonful of icing sugar to smooth it out, in the bottom of their pistachio tart shells, instead of strawberry jam. Both asked for seconds (which my 9 year old assembled himself, putting both peanut butter and strawberry jam in this time.)

Personally, I do not like peanut butter, and did not feel a need to put any on my tart. The crispy, cookie like tart stood up well to a generous spoonful of strawberry jam, loaded with strawberries, sprinkled with black pepper, and topped with a generous dollop of whipped cream. I ate two. My husband ate two. And before you knew it, they were gone.

I fully plan to make these again. I loved the pistachio in the dough, with the flecks of green, though I recall liking this dough just fine plain as well. I can see making these tarts even smaller, filling them with a chocolate ganache and then topping it with strawberries and cream. Such an elegant and pretty, but simple dessert.

Great choice Marie!

And now I need to go find where I left my book so I can look up the latest recipe!

27 comments:

Rebecca said...

Hooray for the nut ban being over! This tart looks delicious.

Engineer Baker said...

Peanut butter - it's like a classy PB&J tart! I'm glad you could let nuts back into the house.

Erin said...

Glad you can eat nuts again! Your mini tart looks lovely.

SiHaN said...

beautiful tartlets you have there. Could i have two as well?

kim said...

wow, that is fast!! great job, glad to hear that nuts are no longer banned for you! :)

CB said...

oh PB! thats just fabulous. I'll have to try that next time b/c my hubs would love that! Great job!
Clara @ I♥food4thought

Jules Someone said...

PB & J tarts sound delicious! Glad the nut ban is over.

Megan said...

Please tell your creative child that putting the pb filling with the strawberry jam was nothing short of GENIUS! I'll be waiting for mine to arrive in the mail.

Nikki57 said...

Ohh PJ with the jam ... your 9 year old is onto something :)

Nikki @ CrazyDeliciousFood

Dolores said...

I'm with the kids... I'm thinking peanut butter might be nice addition. Either way, great job!

Amy said...

Oh, my son would love peanut butter in his. I'll have to try that one!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

yay nuts! your tart looks great! and the PB one sounds intriguing to me!

Gretchen Noelle said...

Lovely job on these. I love the PB idea. Smart son!

Cara said...

Great to hear that your son can have nuts again! My son is dealing with egg and dairy allergies right now, and I'm hoping he grows out of it. Your tarts look yummy!

amanda said...

My mouth literally started watering when I saw the peanut butter on your tart. Oh my goodness. I need to try that!

PheMom said...

Congrats on the end of the ban - bring on the nuts! Your tart looks wonderful!

Cecilia said...

Glad that the nut ban is over! Yay! What a delicious way to celebrate the news; the tarts look great!

Rachel said...

I'm so glad your son doesn't have a peanut allegery!

Love your twists on the tarts. YUM!

Di said...

My sous chef would have eaten the pistachios, too. She loves the things. I don't think we really have any big fans of peanut butter in this house, aside from Reese's cups.

ostwestwind said...

That was the very fast...

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

Claire said...

Yay for nuts returning! That sounds pretty good, though I think I prefer my strawberry tart/pie as a purist!

Zakia / The Frosted Bake Shop said...

your tartelettes look great!

Susie Homemaker said...

Glad you metnioned the chocolate ganache - I just so happen to have some, and extra tart shell, and a fridge full of berries! guess whats for dessert?!

Also, LOVE the Fork N'Things bracelets! Not sure where you live, but I'd be happy to send you some cash for the next time you are out there if you'd pick me up one!

Chez US said...

Wasn't this a great recipe. I loved how quick it was as well! And Peanut butter, yum!

Shari said...

I loved how easy this recipe was too! Looks great!
Shari@Whisk: a food blog

Big Boys Oven said...

Lovely trat . . nice strawberries too!

Jaime said...

love your tartlets! the pistachios are a great idea!

my skin test came up positive for allergies to peanuts but i seem to eat PB and other peanuty things just fine. the hives i was getting all the time (when i went to the allergist) seem to have gone away. not sure what was up w/that but i'm just glad i can still eat peanuts! :) (one of the few nuts i even enjoy)