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Breton strawberry and verbena tart


Breton strawberry and verbena tart
Strawberries and verbena go well together. In this recipe they are combined as a verbena crémeux with whole fresh strawberries on a Breton sablé base.
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Last modified on: August 11th 2019

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Stage 1 - 40 min.
Breton strawberry and verbena tart : Photo of step #1
Prepare the sablé base with 350 g Breton sablé biscuit dough, as explained here.

Leave to cool, then use a brush to coat the top with 50 g white chocolate, melted over a bain-marie. Leave to set.

This coating stops the crémeux topping soaking into the sablé base, helping it to stay crisp.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
Breton strawberry and verbena tart : Photo of step #2
Sit the sablé base on a sheet of cooking parchment, laid on a baking sheet, and place a dessert ring over it.

Stage 3 - 40 min.
Breton strawberry and verbena tart : Photo of step #3
Prepare a verbena crémeux, follwing the method for fruit crémeux, but replace the coulis with verbena-infused cream (heat the cream, then leave the verbena to infuse).

Pour on top of the sablé base.

Leave to set in the fridge for about an hour.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Breton strawberry and verbena tart : Photo of step #4
When the crémeux is set, sit the tart (still in its dessert ring) on its serving plate.

Stage 5 - 15 min.
Breton strawberry and verbena tart : Photo of step #5
Arrange a layer of fresh strawberries on top. Use small ones if possible that do not need to be cut.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Breton strawberry and verbena tart : Photo of step #6
For a more attractive finish, glaze the top, using a brush, then remove the dessert ring.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
Breton strawberry and verbena tart : Photo of step #7
Decorate with a sprig of verbena.

Refrigerate before serving.

Remarks

This trio of sablé-crémeux-fruit works very well and lends itself to many variations. Another great topping duo is lime with strawberries, or why not try lemon with raspberries?

Nutritional information

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