Sunday, July 3, 2011

4th of July Fruit Tart

Get the kids involved with this easy way to celebrate America's birthday. It becomes a family event when you decorate a basic tarte with blackberries and raspberries.

Another idea is to bake cupcakes and decorate with blueberries and strawberries and whipping cream.

Or try the Blueberry Muffins from Historic La Posada Hotel
page 62 Tastes & Treasures and top with fresh fruit.
2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2/3 cup milk
1 cup frozen blueberries, thawed and drained
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together. Cream the shortening and sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs. Add the sifted flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing just until combined after each addition. Fold in the blueberries.
Spoon onto greased muffin cups, filling one-half full. Bake for 15 minutes. Serve warm or cool on a wire rack.
Makes 1 ½ dozen.
Note: We love fresh blueberries if in season.