We are back from our travels. I have many more pictures and adventures to share with you but decided to give you a break – vacation picture overload, so to speak. We had a great 4th of July with the kids. Granddaughter Rachel had fun jumping off of the dock and we all enjoyed the fireworks from the boat.
We cooked chicken and hamburgers on the grill; pretty standard holiday fare. But I couldn’t resist making a French inspired dessert. One of the delights of being in France is visiting patisseries in every town. The raspberry tarts are near perfection.
For this recipe I combined several different ideas. The crust is so easy. It is a cookie crust and is easy to pat into the tart pan. The step by step directions are here. The pastry cream comes from Laura Calder of the Cooking Channel show French Food at Home. You can find the recipe here. The raspberries and blueberries were arranged on the top for a finishing touch. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if you prefer.
This tasted so good on a HOT summer night.