I never had to put a limit to what I am eating, I pretty much eat everything whenever I want. I don't generally exercise and I have been like that, sitting in my little cubicle for the past 5 years without gaining weight at all, until recently. My friend seems to think that it is the age factor, eeekk!! Well, I have not been drinking soda and I try to eat healthier.
Ironically, in the middle of all this exercise and losing weight thing, it is also the time when my fridge is so full of desserts! I will have to write a separate blog post about them soon, but today I want to share with you this lemon tart with white chocolate cream and strawberries. I make lemon tart every year and this year is no exception. I've always and will always be using Pierre Herme's lemon tart, but I put a slight twist this year.
The lemon tarts were gone pretty quickly and I think I will need to make more soon. Some slight changes might follow. M is very very picky and specific, he likes mouth-puckering lemon tart I guess. It was pretty tart for me but he wants it even tarter with sour strawberries (yup, he actually refused the sweet and tasty ones!).
Lemon Tart with White Chocolate and StrawberriesLemon Tart -- refer to this recipe (you can also use regular lemons)
Whipped White Chocolate Ganache
180g white chocolate
200g+100g heavy cream
1/4 vanilla bean seeds (optional. I added this to cut the creaminess of the white chocolate a little bit)
- Boil 200g cream and the vanilla bean seeds and pour it onto the white chocolate
- Stir until melted and smooth
- Add the rest 100g of heavy cream, mix well and refrigerate overnight
- Whip the ganache until stiff and firm
Fresh strawberries or raspberries
Halved hazelnut (for decoration only)
- Arrange strawberries (or raspberries) around the edge of the tart
- Pipe a rosette of white chocolate ganache in the middle
- Place halved hazelnut on top