Birthday man and Tarte aux fraises

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I know it’s been a while my dears and my phone is filled with pictures of things I should be posting here. So we’ll start from the most recent and work our way back ok. T’was hubby’s birthday this weekend and Tarte aux fraises was a yummyily invited guest. Hubby requested it for his day, so I got joyfully baking. My pastry godfather (Michele Roux Snr), lent his precious hand in this very classic French recipe for Strawberry tart in his book, Pastry. And if you don’t have the book, the online recipe is here: http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/upload/pdf/Strawberry_Tart_by_Michel_Roux.pdf. It’s legendary!…as is Michelle too. Here are some pics from the weekend. Enjoy!

on the left we have leftover crème pâtissière and on the right used up chantilly cream.

on the left we have leftover crème pâtissière and on the right, used up chantilly cream.

Fold 150g of creme pat with 300 g of Chantilly cream. and scoop into your baked pâte sucrée.

Fold 150g of crème pâtissière into 300g of Chantilly cream and scoop into your ready and waiting baked pâte sucrée.

Begin strawberry arrangement

Begin strawberry arrangement

…and more!

…and more!

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make a wish!…and my baby in the far right totally interested in what daddy is doing :-)

make a wish!…and my baby in the far right totally interested in what daddy is doing 😀

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going in!

going in!

tasting 1….tasting 2

tasting 1….tasting 2

thumbs up! :-)

thumbs up! 🙂

What’s that sad little tart on the side? I hear you ask. Well, it ain’t sad at all, it’s a dairy-free version of the original, filled with dairy-free soya custard and strawberries! I wasn’t gonna miss out on this baby now, was I? ;-). Tomorrow, a special carrot cake is making an appearance, so stay tuned. Goodevening all. ❤

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