Friday, 3 August 2012

Sweet and Sour

This morning, my colleague was treating us to a morning tea and asked what do we prefer, type of cake that is. I volunteered something sweet with sour note on it. See I can't have of one thing in big doses at one time. I prefer eating sweet, sour and salty then I can eat lots of each. This recipe from taste.com.au will surely light my bulb so to speak.
The classic combination of strawberries and cream in a baked pastry shell. Bon appetit! Preparation Time 785 minutes Cooking Time 18 minutes Ingredients (serves 6) 1 1/3 cups plain flour 2 tablespoons caster sugar 90g butter, chilled, chopped 1 egg 250g cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup icing sugar 1 teaspoon rum 500g small strawberries, hulled 1/4 cup strawberry jam, warmed Method Process flour, caster sugar and butter in a food processor until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add egg. Process until pastry just comes together. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth. Press into a 10cm (diameter) disc. Wrap in greaseproof paper. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. Place a baking tray into oven. Preheat oven and tray to 200°C. Roll out pastry on a floured surface to a 5mm-thick round. Line a 3cm deep, 19cm (base) loose-based tart pan with pastry. Refrigerate for 5 minutes. Line pastry case with baking paper. Fill with raw rice. Place onto hot baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes or until edges are light golden. Remove baking paper and rice. Bake for a further 8 to 10 minutes or until pastry case is light golden. Set aside to cool. Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, sour cream, icing sugar and rum until smooth. Spread mixture in cold pastry case. Top with strawberries. Brush with warm jam. Cover. Refrigerate overnight. Serve.
If only, it is easy to make or a quick one. I suppose, one that is so delectable will not be that simple to make. It's not as if everything is like customized gift cards by plastic printers. Pffftttt!
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1 comment:

kanungo said...

Hi,
I just enjoyed your posting and note out few points which will help me to maintain a good balance in my living style. “Healthy Living and High Thinking” everyone is aware of it but no one take proper care of themselves. I would like to thank you for sharing such information with everyone and making them aware. Can you suggest some food items which will be healthy for breakfast?
Waiting for your next post…Keep on posting…!
Kanungo