*drum rolls*

Today is THE day. I will launch my very first blog entry. And what would be the best way to start? Present a light and fluffy tart, the colourful fruit tart to be exact. There were some complications with the short pastry dough but this happy-go-lucky sort of cake made it just in time for you to be enjoyed. Just look at this sweet treat. It looks like a swimming garden.

colourful fruit tart

colourful fruit tart from above

A swimming garden? Wait…I forgot something…Aaahhh yes… the island of Mainau. This precious little island has been the source of my inspiration (at least for this cake), and it is a ‘must-see’ for those of you who plan a trip to the Lake of Constance. Have you been there already? It is soooo beautiful with its colourful gardens, its gigantic sequoias (they are pretty fuzzy), and, of course, its butterflies. The bright blue butterfly has been the most interesting. So, it’s hardly surprising that this little fella made it onto this colourful fruit tart.

butterflies made of edible glass

But that’s it for now; here is the recipe for the colourful fruit tart:

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Colourful Fruit Tart
kunterbunte Früchtetarte
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
pieces
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
pieces
kunterbunte Früchtetarte
Instructions
  1. Combine flour, sugar, butter and egg and knead until it is a well combined clump.
  2. Wrap dough into cling film and put into fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Afterwards, roll the pastry dough and put it into a baking pan (hint: the rolled pastry dough should be bigger than the baking pan.)
  4. Prick the pastry dough and bake for 20 minutes in a pre-heated oven (180°C/356F).
  5. Whip the cream and mix it with ricotta. Add some maple syrup and freshly squeezed orange juice and put the cream into the baked pastry case.
  6. Beat the egg white and dip the basil leafs into it (hint: The egg white can be substituted with water).Then coat the leaves with sugar.
  7. Wash the berries and put them together with the basil leaves on the tart.
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Oh, before I forget it again, there are no limits concerning your choice of fruits. So head into your garden or the next market and have fun.

one piece of tart on a plate

With this in mind,

Treat yourself with a piece of the island of Mainau.

P.S. If you want to create those little butterflies on your own, take a look at this.