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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Summer Fresh Strawberries

While at a farmers market a few weeks ago I bought myself some lovely, fresh, sweet smelling Ontario strawberries.  They looked so pretty!!
 I couldn't wait to take them home and make something yummy with them.
I decided to make strawberry tarts.

I made things super easy for myself by buying frozen mini tart shells.  Before adding the filling you need to pre bake the shells for 10-12min at 350, then let them cool.

I used a large round tip and pastry bag to pipe the filling into the shells.  The filling for my strawberry tarts consisted of 1 medium container of mascarpone cheese at room temperature, 1/2 cup of sugar and 250ml of heavy whipping cream 

To make the filling add the sugar and vanilla to the heavy cream and beat until stiff peaks.  Then gently fold the cream into the mascarpone cheese until well combined

Pipe or spoon the filling into the cooled shells.

I quartered the strawberries and placed them on top the filling.  Then piped a dollop of whipped cream and finished the tarts off with tiny mint leaf

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