A few days ago a friend called me for a reception. They invited all friends after their wedding a few weeks ago to celebrate together as the wedding itself was only with family members.
So I promised immediately to bring some treats. And thought about something fruity. I decided for fruit tartlets. Little tartlets made of short pastry, filled with cream and decorated with fruit. Lovely colors and really fresh little bites.
So already two days before I started to prepare the tartlets or shells. 50 little and light short pastry shells sitting in the fridge waiting for THE day. Get the recipe for the short pastry here
The day before I prepared the custard cream. I decided for a lemon taste as this gives even more freshness in a hot summer night. And I love lemon a lot. During preparing I had to adjust the recipe which I re-wrote for my paleo style cooking from a normal recipe for crema pasticciera, the Italian cream they use for pastries.
The cream had a night to cool and thicken in the fridge and the next day I took all these goodies to my friends house, more than 1.5 hours away in the heat of some 36°C/98°F. There I put all the short pastry shells in little paper liners, filled them with my lemon crema pasticciera and the help of a pastry bag and decorated them with little fruit pieces.
They were gone from the buffet in minutes!