Monday, June 7, 2010

Buttermilk Blueberry Tart


This might just be one of the last recipes I post for a few weeks as our baby is getting closer and closer to making his debut.... we are SO excited.... I'm just not expecting to be cooking or baking much in the next while. Pei Wei take out, here we come!

Anyways....

We loved this recipe. The buttermilk custard is tangy but sweet, the crust is crispy, and the fresh blueberries on top...
Well, you know. Fresh blueberries are simply, quite exquisite.

A perfect dessert to kick off the celebration of the hot summer heat!




Buttermilk Blueberry Tart
{Martha Stewart, May 2007}

1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter

1/4 cup plus 1/3 cup sugar

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

1/3 cup blanched whole almonds

1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin

1 tablespoon cold water

1/2 cup heavy cream

3 tablespoons sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 cup low-fat buttermilk

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

3 cups fresh blueberries (about 1 1/2 pints)

Make the crust: With an electric mixer on low speed, beat butter and 1/4 cup sugar until just combined, about 15 seconds. Add flour and salt, and beat until dough comes together, about 3 minutes. Shape into a disk.

Pulse remaining 1/3 cup sugar and the almonds in a food processor until finely ground. Scatter half of the almond mixture onto a clean work surface, and place dough on top. Scatter the remaining almond mixture on top, and roll out dough, resprinkling with almond mixture and incorporating into dough, until dough measures an 11-inch square.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Fit dough into a 9-inch square tart pan with removable bottom, pressing into bottom and up sides. Trim dough flush with rim. Refrigerate until firm, at least 30 minutes (or up to 1 day).

Bake tart shell, occasionally pressing bottom to flatten using the bottom of a glass, until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Let cool.

Make the filling: Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in a small bowl; let stand until softened, about 5 minutes.

Heat cream, sugar, and salt in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar and salt. Add gelatin mixture, and stir until it has dissolved. Remove from heat; let cool. Stir in buttermilk and lemon juice.

Remove tart from pan. Spread custard into crust. Refrigerate until custard is slightly set, about 15 minutes. Scatter blueberries evenly over top. Refrigerate until custard is firm, about 2 hours (or up to 1 day). Cut into squares to serve.

2 comments:

Amy and Wes said...

Katie..
When is this little guy due to arrive? I am exctied to hear about it. Please make sure to blog/e-mail pics and details.
Best of Luck!
Much Love,
Amy

em said...

Whoa that looks good!
I can't wait to hear about the babe arrival! Enjoy your last couple weeks! Will you be in SLC at all this summer?