Ever since I’ve picked up cooking as a hobby, I like to frequent cooking forums, you know, read some recipes or learn about some new cooking techniques. Along the way, I’ve learned a lot, and one very important thing is that the more unique ingredients come from the black market. Being movie inspired week, I was hoping to get some unique ingredients: some liquorice wands maybe, a few dragon steaks, or even a little bit of soylent green.
Well, as my luck would have it, my guy calls me earlier this week about a shipment of snozberries! I couldn’t believe it! I’ve heard all about them and I have always wondered what they taste like!
I decided on a homemade snozberry tart, from crust to filling.
So last night, I had to go pick up the berries. The guy is a little shady, but totally worth it for the ingredients. I guess he was on his way out or something, he had this purple suit on and a silly little bow tie. He kept muttering something about being the dreamer of dreams…but I didn’t have time to stay and chat, I had a tart to make.
Pre-berried. I had to use a pie pan cause I did not have a tart pan. This worked out just as well.
They happen to come in enough unique shapes, I laid them out so it didn’t look so random.
The tart was delicious, these berries were probably the best berries I have ever had. What do they taste like you ask? Why they taste like snozberries, of course.
Mixed Berry (Snozberry) Tart
|3/4||cup unsalted butter, softened|
|1/2||cup confectioners’ sugar|
|1 1/2||cups all-purpose flour|
|1||(8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened|
|1/2||cup granulated sugar|
|1||teaspoon vanilla extract|
|1||(10 ounce) package vanilla or white chips, melted and cooled, (optional)|
|(or any berries to your liking!)|
|1/2||teaspoon lemon juice|
|1||(6-ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed|
|1/4||cup granulated sugar|
|1.||In a small mixing bowl, cream butter and confectioners sugar until light and fluffy.|
|2.||Gradually add flour and mix well.|
|3.||Press into an ungreased 11-in. tart pan with removable bottom or 12-in. pizza pan with sides.|
|4.||Bake at 300 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned.|
|5.||Cool on a wire rack.|
|1.||Combine the lemonade, cornstarch, lemon juice, and sugar in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until clear and thick, about 2 minutes. Let cool.|
|1.||In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla together until smooth.|
|2.||If you want, brush the inside of the crust with the melted chocolate to create a chocolate layer between the crust and filling.|
|3.||Spread over cooled crust.|
|4.||Refrigerate for 30 minutes.|
|Assemble the Tart|
|1.||Cut up the strawberries, in half or quarters depending on the size.|
|2.||Take the cooled, filled tart out and place the berries around the tart in a nice fashion.|
|3.||Glaze the top of the tart.|
|4.||Cool back in the fridge again.|