Thursday, February 9, 2012

My first blog recipe: fruit tart with gingerbread-candy cane crust

This is my first recipe that I made for the blog.  Since my Dad does a lot of recipes, I thought I should come up with some of my own.

First, I wanted to combine chocolate, blueberries, raspberries and crushed-up ginger snaps to make a dessert soup.  But then just today I thought of using candy canes instead of the chocolate.

When my dad got home, he suggested that we did a tart, because he thought it would be more successful.

To make the tart, I added one candy cane and a few handfuls of ginger snaps to the food processor and we processed it until it was all mushed up.  Then we melted 3-4 tablespoons of butter in the microwave and slowly poured it in while it was mixing.  (We added butter so it would all stick together.)  Then I put it in little bowls and we used a big spoon to push it along the sides.

My dad cut up oranges, kiwis and strawberries into little bits.  I mixed them up and put them in the bowls with the crust.  I wanted to add marshmallows, but we didn't have small ones and my dad said the big ones probably wouldn't work.  So instead, we added little toffee bits.

We thought it was delicious.  Tomorrow I'm going to give it to my teacher.  I hope you and my teacher like it!

-Chef Grace