The recipe or Why it only takes ten minutes, or Don't hit publish before you finish your post.

1. Select a suitable vintage plate to serve it upon. This takes the majority of the 10 minutes.
2.You can of course slave for hours making the perfect pastry, or you can let the dear folks at Waitrose do it for you.
3. Beat together 1 tub of Marscapone, 1 tub of full fat soft cheese, a dollop of icing sugar, vanilla extract and the zest of a lemon.
4. Tip into tart and make fancy with a spatula.
5. Choose a selection of over-priced, over packaged soft fruit.
6. Scatter.
7. Dust with icing sugar, it hides a multitude of sins.

Do you declare the pastry case to be purchased or not? It depends
on whether the other guest that brought a pudding (home grown gooseberry fool) is a Cordon-bleu cook or not.

Just smile when people comment on how perfect your pastry looks.


Sarahjp said...

Very important question.... Do you "top and tail" black currants and red currants. Or leave as they are. I usually end up avoiding this important issue and use blueberries....

Foxanddahlia said...

Ha Ha, Brilliant, i did wonder where the blurb was but liked the pics! I always cheat, I mean, save time and get the ready made pastry case. I find that if I am a bit careless on removing from the oven and a small bit of crust dents or breaks it sort of looks homemade!!

Erin {pughs' news} said...

This looks like the perfect summertime dessert. And I definitely would NOT make the pastry myself!

Lee said...

Now this looks like the perfect tart. I'm going to make it the next time my in-laws are over for dinner. One quick question though: what is exactly is 'full fat soft cheese'? If I walk in to the supermarket here in Oz I want to make sure I buy the right thing. Other than that - gorgeous! Lee :)

flwrjane said...

Ah, perfect, even i can do this one.

Last night I hit publish with only the number 3 written down.

Should have left it at that maybe.

Miss Pickering said...

Top and tailing of sorts, i would rather leave them out and chuck on more raspberries. If you strip them off the branch quickly the tops or tails? come away.

Lee - the soft cheese is a brand called philadelphia, you can use 2 tubs of marscapone instead.