Tuesday, June 10, 2008

TWD: La Palette's Strawberry Tart



This week's recipe was so delicious and light.  Perfect for summer.  I did alter the garnishing, but stayed true to Dorie's buttery crust and strawberries.  I substituted the strawberry jam for peach-cinnamon.  I also made a lavender simple syrup that I glazed the berries with, instead of just sugar.  I topped off the tarts with a cinnamon-sugar creme fraiche to compliment the peach-cinnamon jam filling.  



Lavender Simple Syrup:

1/3 cup lavender
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Bring ingredients to a boil.  Remove from heat and let rest for 20 minutes.  Strain and save.






15 comments:

CB said...

Lavender syrup! How fun is that?! Great job!
Clara @

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Nikki57 said...

Yum lavender syrup. Your pics look great!

Nikki ♥ @ CrazyDeliciousFood

Amy said...

Your tarts look so yummy. The peach cinnamon sounds delicious.

Susie Homemaker said...

How creative! Yum on the lavender! great post!

Rebecca said...

You definitely put your own spin on this one. Awesome!

Gretchen Noelle said...

Fun flavor combinations!

Christine said...

Oh yummy! Great job!

rainbowbrown said...

The jam sounds tasty. And the lavender? Yeah...

Engineer Baker said...

I love your take on this - great flavor combo!

Jules Someone said...

That sounds and looks delicious!

kim said...

i love the pic where the tops are still on the strawberries :) lavender sounds good!

Linda said...

I love your addition of lavender syrup...great job!

Prudy said...

OOH-that sounds amazing with the lavendar syrup! Your pics are so pretty.

Shari said...

Wow, all those flavors sound delicious together. Very creative!
Shari@Whisk: a food blog

Jaime said...

peach cinnamon jam? lavender? yum!! beautiful tart!