Blueberry Tart

List of ingredients:

CRUST
1 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour.
1/4 cup of sugar.
1/4 teaspoon of salt.
1/2 cup of unsalted butter, cut up.
1 large egg yolk.

FILLING
1 envelope of unflavored gelatin.
3 tablespoons of water.
1 tablespoon of lemon juice.
1/2 cup of sugar.
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon.
Pinch of salt.
8 cups of picked-over blueberries.
1 tablespoon of vanilla.

ACCOMPANIMENT
Whipped cream.

Method:

Preheat your oven to 400F.

CRUST

In a food processor, blend together the flour, sugar, salt and butter until the mixture resembles meal. Add the egg yolk and pulse until the dough begins to come together but is still crumbly.

Press dough evenly onto bottom and up side of an 11-inch tart pan with a removable fluted rim.

Using a fork, prick the bottom of crust all over and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Bake the crust in middle of your oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool in pan on a rack.

FILLING

In a small bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the water to soften.

In a saucepan, combine the lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon, a pinch salt and 3 cups of blueberries. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.

Remove pan from heat and stir in the gelatin mixture and vanilla.

Transfer the blueberry mixture to a metal bowl set in a bowl of ice and cold water and stir until thickened to the consistency of raw egg white but not set, about 15 minutes.

Fold in the remaining 5 cups of blueberries and pour the filling into the crust, spreading evenly.

Refrigerate the tart, covered loosely, for at least 4 hours, or until set, and up to 24 hours.

Serve the tart accompanied with whipped cream.

Source: Tart Recipes.

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Vegan Fruit Coleslaw

Ingredients needed:

¼ cup of soft tofu.
3 tablespoons of pineapple juice.
2 teaspoons of sugar.
1/3 cup of shredded cabbage.
14 oz of canned crushed pineapple.
1/3 cup of raisins.
¼ cup of dried apricots.
1 cup of diced red apples.
¼ cup of grated carrots.

Directions:

In a food processor or blender, process the tofu and pineapple juice until smooth.

In a bowl, combine all of the other ingredients.

Add the tofu mixture and toss to mix.

Cover and chill.

Source: Coleslaw Recipes.

Published in: on June 6, 2009 at 2:26 pm  Leave a Comment  
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