Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Canada Day!

In honour of national pride and all things red and white, I offer the Strawberry Torte of Awesome.
It is made using the recipe for the Apple Torte, shared in an earlier post. However, I used strawberries for the topping.
First bake the crust, then the filling in the crust. Cool. Then arrange the strawberries on the cooled torte.
To prepare the strawberries:
Use about 1 1/4 cups of berries. Cut them in half, then dose in a couple of tablespoons of Lemoncello liqueur. Toss the berries with with four tablespoons of sugar. Let stand for about an hour at room temp.
Arrange the berries in concentric circles on the top of the torte. Pour juice into a small saucepan and boil until thick and reduced to half its volume. Spoon juice over the torte.
Refridgerate the whole thing for about four hours.
Sing O Canada, and serve cold.
Here's a link to Heike Blohm's new website:
I have taken a figure making workshop from her and she's a talented artist with an imaginative eye for colour. I have learned a great deal from her about various decorative sewing techniques -- and she shares my fondness for vintage homey decorations -- especially for Christmas. She has an impressive collection of vintage Christmas decor. Heike always has something on the creative burner -- and art doll parts in her purse.
So, if you get a chance, go check out what she has on the go now.
Cheers everyone!