Sunday, November 28, 2010

Daring Bakers : November 2010 : Crostata

This November the daring bakers were challenged to make a Crostata. Crostata is essentially an italian tart, most often made with pastry cream and fruit filling. A sweet short pastry crust is baked, topped with delectable fillings, cut, and hungrily consumed. 

I was a little late on this challenge as time has become somewhat of a precious commodity these days. School, work, and the impending holiday season has me in a bit of a whirlwind. So, I'm going to be quick and tell you simply, make this. I adore tarts, almost as much as I adore cookies and cake. Simple, gorgeous, and downright delectable. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect challenge!

The 2010 November Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Simona of briciole. She chose to challenge Daring Bakers’ to make pasta frolla for a crostata. She used her own experience as a source, as well as information from Pellegrino Artusi’s Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well.

For some reason when I try to post the recipe, blogger is just not reading it. Fortunately, there are thousands of Daring Bakers out there who I'm sure did not have the same issues with posting as me. Be sure to check them out!


Anonymous said...

These pictures are so gorgeous. I also love tarts, because they are like this magnificent tart cake combo. Unfortunately I couldn't bake one to save my life, so I will have to head to my local bakery for this sweet treat.

RamblingTart said...

So lovely! I adore tarts and your crust looks so buttery and wonderful. :-)