Foodie Friday: Strawberry Mascarpone Crostata

Strawberry Mascarpone Tart

Yum, yum, yum! Does this not make you incredibly hungry and ready for gluttony?? (Don’t be a glutton, it’s bad for you! 😉 ) This equally beautiful and tasty recipe was tracked down on Pinterest and is linked to the fun Familystyle Food Blog!

This Strawberry Mascarpone Crostata would look lovely on reception tables and your guests will thank you!

Strawberry Mascarpone Crostata Recipe

Serving Size: 8 servings

Ingredients

For Crust:

2 1/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

1/3 cup sugar

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon baking powder

1 ½ sticks (3/4 cup) cold unsalted butter, cut into ¼-inch cubes

1 egg plus 1 egg yolk

¼ cup whole milk

For Filling:

1 cup mascarpone cheese

1 cup Greek yogurt

2 eggs

1 vanilla bean, split and scraped

½ cup sugar

3 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour

¼ teaspoon salt

1 quart strawberries, hulled and sliced

Sugar to taste

Instructions

  1. To make the crust, pulse the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a food processor 3 or 4 times to blend; scatter the butter over the flour and process until the mixture looks sandy and you can’t see any butter chunks.
  2. Whisk together the egg, yolk and milk; add to the flour mixture and pulse a few times until the dough just begins to come together (but not until the mixture forms a ball over the blade which will toughen the dough). Add some ice water drop by drop if it seems dry. Remove the dough from the workbowl and knead it gently to form a ball. Flatten it into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator about 1 hour until firm but not hard. If the dough gets too cold and seems hard, leave it out for 15 minutes until it’s workable.
  3. Lightly dust the dough with flour and put it on a lightly floured surface (a smooth countertop is ideal). Cover with a large piece of plastic wrap or parchment and roll the dough out to a 12-inch diameter circle. Carefully peel off the plastic wrap, roll the dough onto the rolling pin and unroll over a 9-inch round or square tart pan. Press the dough into the pan and up the sides, trimming the top edges of the dough flush with the pan by running the rolling pin over the top. Put the pan into the refrigerator to chill while you make the filling.
  4. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  5. Beat the mascarpone, yogurt, eggs, vanilla bean, sugar, flour and salt in an electric mixer or by hand with a whisk until smooth. Scrape into the tart pan, place the plan on a baking sheet and bake until the filling no longer jiggles in the center, 35 – 40 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack then place in the refrigerator to chill 2 – 4 hours.
  6. Just before serving, toss the strawberries with sugar to taste and either arrange over the top of the tart or pile them up for a more rustic presentation

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Wildcard Wednesday: Gold Goddess

I was feeling “Pinteresty” so I decided to search “gold wedding dress” on Pinterest and these were my favourite Gold Goddess picks!

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Mood Board Monday: A Garden Wedding

rustic pink green purple garden wedding inspiration board

*Gasp* This has got to be the perfect theme for the perfect wedding: A Garden Wedding! Simple, quaint, and lovely, this mood board produced by Fox Gown is a lovely choice for a Spring or Summer wedding.

Embracing the natural decor of nature, flowers and greenery galore, I am absolutely in raptures over this garden wedding theme!

View the original theme on the Fox Gown site!

Foodie Friday: Baklava Cheesecake

Here’s another goodie for your reception’s dessert buffet! Baklava Cheesecake! Turkish, Jewish, Eastern European, and foodie brides across the world unite! If you’re a cheesecake lover or a baklava lover, why not combine the two into the single FAB dessert?! I’m salivating just thinking about it! (I just realised that I’ve used an exclamation point in every sentence until now. You should be able to feel my joy.)

Visit Sprinkle Bakes, get the recipe, and have your baker whip up this delicacy for your special day!

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Wildcard Wednesday: Red Wedding

I’m sure many of you are Game of Thrones fans and although I’m sure I would be too (if only I had HBO!) I decided that we shouldn’t be deprived of our own Red Wedding just because I don’t watch … Continue reading

Mood Board Monday: Come Fly Away

Kite Wedding Theme Mood Board

Come Fly Away!!! The perfect Mood Board Monday pick for a Spring/Summer wedding! It reminds me of that great hit by Frank Sinatra, more recently done by Michael Buble! Borrowed from The Wedding Community Blog, this theme is perfect for kite-flying, outdoor weddings, hillside romps, and more!

View this mood board on The Wedding Community Blog site!

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Foodie Friday: Summer Berry Pudding

OK, so it’s not Friday, but it’s still time for a great wedding foodie recipe!

Today, we’re featuring this FAB and incredibly delicious Summer Berry Pudding recipe! Tracked down on Pinterest, this ultra British recipe hails from Cook Sister. This foodie pick also goes well with Monday’s Elegant Country Wedding theme. So if you’re having an English inspired wedding, Downton Abbey inspired wedding, or just want some bomb berry pudding at your reception, have your caterers whip up this delish dish and wow your guests! 

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Mood Board Monday: An Elegant Country Wedding

The Bad News: For some horrific reason, my Picasa program is not working! Viper in my bosom!!! (This is how I create all of my fantastically fab mood boards, hence the reblogs as of late. My profuse apologies.)

The Good News: There are plenty of other gorgeous theme boards out there in the world for me to share with you! 🙂

Aren’t you just positively IN LOVE with this lovely Elegant Country Wedding theme board?? I swiped it from Glitzy Secrets and am so happy that I found it!! Why has this not been used in some dreamy British wedding movie yet?!

It’s a crime against all things wedding and fantastical, I assure you.

So now ask yourself, are you “An Elegant Country” Bride?? I’m pretty sure I am!! 🙂

Source:Wedding Mood Board: An Elegant Country Wedding

Foodie Friday: Mini Red Velvet Cheesecakes

CHOCOLATE + RED VELVET = HEAVEN!! And who wouldn’t want a whole lotta heaven at their wedding reception?? I found this to-die-for recipe from Baked by Rachel on Pinterest!

Will you add these crazily-amazing minis to your wedding reception menu?!

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Foodie Friday: Laduree Vanilla Eclairs

I do know about you, but I have a MAJOR sweet tooth, especially for richly created pastries like this week’s Foodie Friday pick: Laduree Vanilla Eclairs. (Although I would prefer it in chocolate!) I scouted out this recipe on Pinterest, however, it hails originally from the Kitchen Wench blog by Ellie Won.

What a perfectly delectable dessert for your wedding festivities!

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