Sunday, August 7, 2016

FRESH STRAWBERRY CROSTATA

Fresh Strawberry Crostata Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

This  Fresh Strawberry Crostata is a free form tart recipe featuring fresh strawberries wrapped in buttery pie crust.

It has been  2 years since I  baked  Pumpkin Galette.  I have recently managed to purchase fresh strawberries and now it is a time to bake a crostata again. These strawberries are vibrant and absolutely gorgeous,  they stay firm when ripe.  If you need tips of making a perfect crust,  kindly check my Apple Crostata  post.

This Fresh Strawberry Crostata requires a buttery crust and a filling.   Prepare the crust first before proceeding to make the filling.

Wash the strawberries and drain well. the strawberry is like a sponge that absorbs water  so do not let it soak in water.  If the strawberries are big, slice into 3 or 4 lengthwise.

Made mine into 2 x 6.5 in circles instead of one  big one,   The size and shape are  entirely up to you, whether you choose a square, round or rectangle.

Fresh Strawberry Crostata Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


FRESH STRAWBERRY CROSTATA
Yield  :    2 x 6.5  in crostata

CRUST

1.5 cup  all purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2  cup  butter cut into cubes
1/4 tsp salt
4-5  tablespoons ice water

FILLING
250 g strawberry hulled and halved
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoon all purpose flour


METHOD

Place  flour, sugar  and salt in a mixing bowl.

Using your fingertips,  quickly rub in the butter until  the mixture  resembles bread crumbs.

Gradually add a tablespoon of ice water at a time, use your fingers to press the crumbs firmly together to form a ball of dough.

Wrap the dough in plastic,  chill for 30 minutes-1 hour.

For filling, combine sliced strawberries, flour and sugar.

Roll out the pastry on floured  board into 12 in circle or divide into half to make 2 x 6.5 in circle.  Set them on baking sheet. Heat the oven @ 190 C.

Mound the filling in center of the dough leaving 2 in border around the edges.

Fold edges of  dough over apple filling, crimp edge slightly. .

Bake until crust  turns golden brown for 30-35 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve warm.

Fresh Strawberry Crostata Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

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17 comments:

The Lazy Gastronome said...

This looks fabulous!! Would love to have you come and share on the What's for Dinner link up!

http://www.lazygastronome.com/whats-for-dinner-sunday-link-up-56/

belleau kitchen said...

simply beautiful. I adore baked strawberries!

Vanessa said...

This is such a great and easy recipe. I love it and so excited to try this out. Thank you so much for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you and can't wait to see what you share next week.

The Lazy Gastronome said...

This looks so wonderful - I love strawberries! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!

Suja Manoj said...

Yummy and elegant dessert..love it

Gingi Freeman said...

THIS LOOKS SO YUMMY!!!! - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

Winnie said...

What a fabulous crostata!!
It's a mouth-watering pastry :)

Vineetha Sush said...

I love anything with strawberies..so yumm!

Jess said...

This sounds so delicious! YUM!

Would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, and tips: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Teresa B said...

I'm so making this recipe, it sounds delicious and we love strawberries at our house. Thank you for sharing. Added to The Really Crafty Link Party Pinterest board!

Katerina said...

I love strawberries and this crostata looks delicious!

Danita Carr said...

This sounds really good! Looks like a great summer dessert! Thanks for sharing at #SmallVictories linkup!

Audrey Humaciu said...

I love the rustic look of a crostada. And who doesn't love fresh strawberries. Thank you for sharing this recipe on Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays!

Suds P said...

Fantastic. It looks so tasty. I will have to have a go.

Angelina PeoniesandOrangeBlossoms said...

well doesn't this just sound delicious and totally perfect for Summer?? Thanks for linking up with Thursday Favorite Things!

Rosita Vargas said...

Se ve muy tentadora y bella me encanta,abrazos

Sahana Ajeethan said...

Looks amazing!! Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty. We would love to see you again next week.