Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Well summer is in full swing and BBQ weekends are the standard. We just spent a great day with our best friends enjoying the summer and a refreshing pool swim! This weekend our friends smoked the most amazing ribs! The burgers and potato salad were just as yummy! Potato Salad recipe to come soon!
I made a Sugar Cookie Fruit Tart dessert: Recipe and directions below.

Sugar Cookie Fruit Tart

1 Roll of Sugar cookie dough
1/4 cup Berry jelly- Warm slightly
2 tablespoons of Butter
2 cups of Blueberries
1 cup Powdered Sugar
2 cups of Strawberries sliced in half
1 Whipped Cream Can or Tub( optional ) for topping.

Take the chilled cookie dough and use a little powderd sugar on your work surface to form it into a ball and press into tart pan, or as you see I didn't have that pan; I improvised and used a shallow baking dish.
With the palm of your hand press the dough flat and make a small lip around all four sides of the dish, if your using the shallow baking dish.

With a basting brush take the warmed jelly, mine was raspberry that I made with my mother in law earlier this year. Baste the cookie tart with a thin layer of the jelly. Add Pastry Cream and spread evenly. Go to the recipe here: Pastry Cream.

Add fruit: I used Strawberries and Blueberries.
Moisten about a cup of the Blueberries and toss in the powdered sugar.
Use this for stars and the white stripes for the flag on your tart.

Baste the fruit with the jelly to keep it from drying out and it will look glossy and oh so yummy!

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

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