I love pies and tarts. Growing up, all I ate for breakfast during the summer was cherry pie. We had a pie cherry tree growing in the front of our house, and my mom would bake the pies as long as I picked the cherries. This seemed like a reasonable arrangement... so I ate a lot of pie.
Elsie and I did some baking yesterday. We had some leftover crust, so we made some mini tarts too. We will fill these with fresh strawberries later.
The finished product in the back yard....
I have found that Martha Stewart's three pastry recipes work the best- Pate Brisee, Pate Sucre, and Pate Sable. One for each occasion. The trick- keep that butter COLD! and then chill the dough before rolling it out. A beautiful flaky crust every time! Let me know if you want me to post the recipes.