TWD – Burnt Sugar Ice Cream and Quick Classic Berry Tart. Another Two-fer!

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Burnt Sugar Ice Cream
For the recipe, head on over to Becky’s blog Project Domestication.

I freaked myself out over this one. Caramel AND ice cream? I don’t exactly have the best of luck with caramel. And I don’t exactly have an ice cream maker either. So needless to say, I was apprehensive. I decided to look up the  David Lebovitz tutorial on how to successfully make ice cream the “old fashioned way.” And needless to say, it worked. Easy and delicious.

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Quick Classic Berry Tart
For the recipe, head on over to Cristine’s blog Cooking with Cristine

A huge tart is a bit difficult to share when you need a dessert in several different places with no time to make multiples. The solution? Minis. I have (finally!) invested in a few mini tart pans and I can’t wait for them to arrive. But when I made this, the closest thing I had to a mini anything were 3 – 4 inch heart shaped springform pans. The heart shape was perfect as these were to be mother’s day goodies for my mom, the fiance’s mom and the fiance’s gma. To fancy it up a bit I added dark Jamaican rum to the pastry cream and added chocolate shavings on top.

The crust was thick (I didn’t know what to expect, it was late at night and I was in a rush) but I was told that they were delish. I only had a small bite so I can’t be entirely certain about  how I rank this tart. I had a TON of pastry cream left over with no idea what to do with it so next time I’ll halve the recipe for the dough and cream. Maybe add some lemon zest to the cream. Or even make a tropical fruit tart with cooked pineapples and kiwi. Yum!

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12 thoughts on “TWD – Burnt Sugar Ice Cream and Quick Classic Berry Tart. Another Two-fer!

  1. My pot is gonna look like yours real soon if I keep whisking in it like a mad man!!!! Your pastry cream looks nice and smooth. I can’t say the same. Nice.

  2. That ice cream looks perfect – you achieved such a wonderful texture even without an ice cream machine!

    Nice job on the tart, I’m glad it was a Mother’s Day hit :) I loved using the fresh berries!

  3. what a great use for mini springform pans – ingenius! Both look great – and they were delicious – as I’m sure your was as well! I also made handmade ice cream but broke down and bought a machine – now I’m hooked!

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