I have a husband and two pups you see, so how can I not be overly enthusiastic when my hubby and I have guests over for a sports party or when we wish our pups another happiest of birthdays? And now, with all my friends having tiny tots of their own, I am secretly planning parties in my head that I want to bring to life. Exciting!
Anyways, my dream of owning a bakery has developed into a dream of creating an event planning company that has a strong emphasis in food. My love for food collides with the world of parties and I would not be complete if I didn’t have both. Perhaps one day it will happen. *positive thinking*
Spring Fruit Tart
1 cup all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup shortening
1/3 cup ice cold water
1 large banana, sliced 1/4″ thick
1 cup strawberries, thinly sliced
1 pinch ground nutmeg
1/3 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
zest of 1 lemon
1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
2 tsp sugar
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
In a bowl, using your hands, mix the flour, salt, shortening and water together until a ball of dough is formed. Be careful to not overwork the dough, and add additional flour or water as needed. Place the dough on a floured piece of parchment paper. Roll the dough on the paper to approximately a 12-inch round.
In the center of the dough, layer the bananas making sure to leave 1 1/2 inches of the dough uncovered from the edges. Now layer the strawberries over the bananas and dust with the nutmeg and cinnamon. Scatter the blueberries and lemon zest over the strawberries.
Begin folding the edges of the dough in to form a crust. Brush the crust with the butter and sprinkle sugar over the entirety of the tart.
Place the tart and parchment paper on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 35 minutes or until the tart’s crust is golden brown. When baking is done, cool the tart on a rack before slicing.
Now serve and be the talk of all your friends. 🙂
I hope you get to enjoy this recipe, and don’t forget to stop by Baked by Joanna for more recipes and entertaining tips. Thanks for having me on Mom Endeavors!