This weekend we went to my mom's house for dinner. As usual, she made a wonderful meal. To start, puff pastry with blue cheese, topped with sauted apples and onions. Followed by a green salad with panko breaded goat cheese. And for the main course grilled scallops served with roasted carrots and fennel. It was a feast!
For dessert I made the strawberry mascarpone tart featured on the cover of April's Gourmet magazine. My tart actually looked fairly similar to the cover photo!
And while everyone liked this dessert, including me, there was nothing "wow" about it. The crust was more like a crisp sugar cookie, not a tender buttery crust like I was expecting. The mascarpone cheese mixture was great, I will definitely use that combo again. Instead of the port glaze (we don't keep port on hand) I mixed the sliced strawberries with a drizzle of buckwheat honey. Overall I enjoyed this recipe. I might make it again, although I think I prefer Ina's strawberry tart.