Strawberries are in season at the moment and we can't get enough of them! One of the simple pastries we make when we have friends over for the afternoon is a puff pastry strawberry tarte. It's quick and not fussy and super easy, here's how:
Preheat oven to 400F
Defrost and roll out pre-made puff pastry. Trim the edges for more even rise.
Gently prick the dough all over with a fork or docker and place back into the fridge. Keep the puff pastry cold at all times.
Place onto a flat baking sheet and into the oven and bake for about 30 mins or until fully risen, golden brown and lighter in weight.
250 ml of heavy whipping cream
40g granulated sugar
Whip by hand or with a set of beaters on medium speed until medium peak. Where it just holds its shape and not over whipped.
Spread the whipped cream over the cooled and baked puff pastry nicely with the back of a large spoon or spatula making waves in the cream.
Prewash and dry off the fresh strawberries and raspberries (or any berries) and sprinkle onto the tarte. Afterwards, before serving, dust some icing sugar over the entire tarte to make it look pretty!
This will last about 24 hours in the fridge before it begins to become a bit soggy, best to eat right away!