Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Shortbread Tartlets with Lemon Curd, Blueberry Coulis and Whipped Cream

Earl Grey Shortbread Tartlets with Lemon Curd, Blueberry Coulis and Whipped Cream
This was just created in our Cooking School and is a great dessert for Easter, or save the recipe and impress your mom for mother's day!  The loose Earl Grey tea leaves added to the tartlet give it a fantastic flavor!


Tartlet Shells

Makes 12 

Ingredients:

Directions:

In a food processor, pulse together the flour, tea, and salt, until the tea is just spotted throughout the flour. Add the confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and butter. Pulse together just until a dough is formed. Place dough on a sheet of plastic wrap, and roll into a log, about 2 1/2-inches in diameter. Tightly twist each end of wrap, and chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375˚F. Press dough in the bottom of an 8-inch tart pan with a removable bottom; place in refrigerator about 30 minutes.

Carefully line pastry with parchment paper, pressing it into the corners and edges, and weight with beans, rice, or pie weights. Bake about 20 minutes. Remove the paper and weights, and continue baking until crust is golden, about 10 minutes more. Transfer to a cooling rack, and let cool to room temperature.


Blueberry Coulis

Yield: 2.5 cups

Ingredients:

  • 2 pints blueberries
  • 3 TBSP sugar
  • 1 TBSP fresh lemon juice

Directions:

Put 1 pint blueberries in food processor, with the sugar and lemon juice. Pulse on high until the berries are pureed. Strain, pressing on the solids to drain excess juice. 

Add additional sugar and lemon juice to adjust to taste. Refrigerate. 
Stir in 1 pint whole fresh berries immediately before topping dessert.

Whipped Cream

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup Mascarpone cheese
  • 2 Tbs. Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Limón cello
Whip cream until soft peaks form. Add honey, Limón cello and mascarpone, continuing to beat until stiffer, but still “slumpy”.

Assemble the Tart

 Ingredients:
  • 1 recipe Whipped Cream
  • 1 recipe blueberry coulis
  • 1 recipe tart shells
  • Candied lemon peel
  • Fresh mint leaves
Directions:

Fill each tartlet with Stonewall Kitchen Lemon Curd, then top with a small spoonful of the coulis. Dollop the whipped cream in the center of the tart and garnish with candied lemon peel and mint.

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely LOVE Stonewall Kitchen. You have the most amazing recipes. You make me wish I lived in Maine! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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