Ever since receiving the Euro Blogging By Mail package from Andreea I have had a craving to make a cheesecake. There was this packet of biscuits you see that were just crying out to end their life as a crunchy base for a cheesecake.
My periodic delve into Slater’s Diaries found a recipe for a Strawberry Mascarpone Tart which seemed easier, quicker and lighter than constructing a full-on cheesecake. It would also use up a punnet of local strawberries (small but very tasty), a last egg from the neighbouring farms half dozen (can’t get more local than that!) and would slate my sweet-tooth craving.
Strawberry Mascarpone Tart
A superb early summer dish - use the tastest strawberries you can find.
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon caster sugar
- 250g mascarpone cheese
- 2 drops vanilla extract
- 350g strawberries
- 75g butter
- 250g biscuits
- Melt butter and mix with crushed biscuits. Line a loose-bottomed cake tin. Chill until set.
- Separate the egg. Mix the yolk with the sugar and then beat in the mascarpone. Add the vanilla extract. Beat the egg white until stiff and fold into the mascarpone.
- Spoon mix over the biscuit crust and top with the strawberries, thinly sliced.
Copyright Andrew Barrow from SpittoonExtra