Get ready to impress your guests with these delicious homemade strawberry almond tarts! With the help of ready-made pastries and delicious marzipan, preparing these delicious desserts has never been easier. Perfect for summer dinner parties, these tarts offer an explosion of sweet and tangy flavors that will leave everyone wanting more. The combination of fresh, juicy strawberries and the wonderful nuttiness of almonds creates an irresistible dessert that is a true crowd pleaser. Be prepared to be praised for your cooking skills as you effortlessly prepare these delicious treats that will have your guests wanting seconds!
- 375g package of ready-rolled puff pastry
- 25g butter, melted
- 200g marzipan, cut into thin slices
- 400g large strawberries, peeled and sliced
- 25g golden powdered sugar
- 25 g roasted almond flakes
White chocolate ice cream
Place 140g chopped white chocolate in a large bowl. In
In a separate bowl, whisk together 6 large egg yolks and 100g icing sugar
together until pale and fluffy. Bring 300ml full fat
Bring milk to the boil in the pot. Pour hot milk onto the egg yolks and
whisk. Add back to the pan and
Heat gently, stirring, until thickened. Happen
Pour through a sieve onto chocolate and
stir, then let cool. Stir in 300 ml of cream and pour into the ice cream
Machine and stir until a thick mixture forms. Freeze until ready to use.
- Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas 7.
- Roll up the dough and prick the surface with a fork.
- Cut out 6 squares and place on a nonstick baking sheet.
- Lightly brush the edges of the squares with melted butter.
- Place a few slices of marzipan on each square.
- Place two rows of strawberry slices on the edge of each cake.
- Place a third row of strawberry slices across the gap in the middle.
- Drizzle the tarts with a little melted butter.
- Sprinkle sugar over the tarts.
- Bake for about 20-25 minutes until the bottom is golden brown.
- Scatter roasted almonds over the tarts.
- Serve the tarts with white chocolate ice cream.
Equipment and tools
To prepare individual strawberry almond tarts, you will need the following equipment and tools:
- baking tray
- parchment paper
- rolling pin
- Baking beans or cake weights
- Sharp knife
- Pastry brush
Please note the following allergen information for the individual strawberry almond tarts:
- Contains nuts (marzipan and roasted almond flakes)
- May contain gluten (puff pastry)
- May contain dairy products (butter).
Storage and leftovers
Individual strawberry almond tarts can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. If you have leftovers, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To enjoy the tarts again, simply reheat them in a preheated oven at 180°C/350°F for a few minutes until heated through. Serve with a pinch of additional flaked almonds if desired.
Health Benefits of Individual Strawberry and Almond Tarts
Individual strawberry and almond tarts not only taste absolutely delicious, but also have numerous health benefits. From the juicy strawberries to the nutritious almonds, every ingredient in these tarts offers something good for your body.
One of the main ingredients in these tarts is fresh strawberries. These bright red berries are packed with essential nutrients that promote overall health. Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, which plays a key role in boosting the immune system and collagen production. They also contain antioxidants that protect the body from oxidative stress and reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer.
Adding almonds to these tarts not only provides a delicious crunch, but also brings numerous health benefits. Almonds are a rich source of healthy fats, proteins, fiber, vitamins and minerals. They are known to promote heart health by lowering bad cholesterol levels and improving blood lipid levels. Almonds also contain antioxidants that protect cells from damage caused by harmful free radicals.
The puff pastry that serves as the base for these tarts is made from simple ingredients such as flour, butter and water. Although it is not as nutritious as strawberries and almonds, it gives the tarts a delicious texture and taste. However, it is important to consume puff pastry in moderation as it is high in calories and fat.
Marzipan, sliced thinly and placed into these tarts, adds a touch of sweetness. However, it is important to note that marzipan is high in sugar and should be consumed in moderation. Excessive sugar consumption can lead to weight gain and various health problems such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Golden powdered sugar
The golden powdered sugar, used in small quantities to sweeten the strawberries, is a less refined sugar compared to white granulated sugar. Although it still contains calories and is high in carbohydrates, its golden color comes from a small amount of molasses left behind during processing. However, it is important to remember that sugar should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.
Toast flaked almonds
The toasted flaked almonds sprinkled on top not only add a delicious crunch, but also provide additional nutritional value. Almonds are a source of healthy fats, proteins, fiber, vitamins and minerals. They are known to promote heart health by lowering bad cholesterol levels and improving blood lipid levels. They also contain antioxidants that protect cells from damage caused by harmful free radicals.
With the combination of these healthy ingredients, enjoying individual strawberry and almond tarts can be a guilt-free pleasure for your taste buds and your general well-being.