These white chocolate strawberry tarts gives a little taste of summer and the warm times to come in the Southern Hemisphere.
By Tania Cusack
It is the depths of winter here in Australia and this tart is white as the snow but it has the promise of better times, berries. The Queenslanders-(the northern most state of Australia), where there are tropical beaches and Strawberries in the winter, have been busy growing these ones. This gives us a little taste of summer and the warm times to come. You however may be able to just squeeze this tart in for the end of summer with the last of the berries
White chocolate can be cloying and…..white…… and a bit sweet, but have you tried it with strawberries and balsamic? You might be surprised at the transformation. Make sure that you use a sweet and lovely balsamic vinegar and some good quality white couveture for best results. I have used Amedei chocolate, because I have it from work . I have also used a very special balsamic from Borgo del Balsamico. It is hand made and barrel evaporated fancy as you can get. Don’t let that deter you. You get the nicest one you can, and use more sugar to balance out the vinegar
After completing Culinary School in Sydney, Tania travelled the world working as a Chef in restaurants, doing catering and cooking on road for a travel company in Europe and the US. Once back at home, the birth of her son meant a change, and during his small years, she enjoyed jobs in wholesale food, buying Artisan food products, testing and recipe writing as sales and educational tools. Tania is now back to what she loves, working as an in house Chef for a large retailer, conducting Cooking Classes and writing recipes for her blog.