I'm posting this week's video a day early as I'm away tomorrow - enjoy!
I love strawberries so when I saw this Tudor/Stuart strawberry tart recipe I just had to give it a go. It is delicious, easy to make and takes very little preparation and time.
170g (6oz) plain flour
Pinch of salt
85g (3oz) butter
Around 3 tbsp water
20cm pastry case (bought or homemade)
450g (1lb fresh strawberries, hulled
1/8 tsp groung ginger
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
6 tbsp red wine
2 tbsp sugar
Shortcrust pastry recipe based on one from allrecipes.co.uk
Strawberry Tart recipe from Cooking and Dining in Tudor & Early Stuart England by Peter Brears - Brears bases his on a recipe from The Accomplisht Cook (1660) by Robert May. May's book can be read online at Project Gutenberg - click here and his recipe for strawberry tart is as follows:
"Wash the strawberries, and put them into the Tart, season them with cinamon, ginger, and a little red wine, then put on sugar, bake it half an hour, ice it, scrape on sugar, and serve it."