Monday, 9 June 2014


by Andrea ( Bea )Vonk • 09/06/2014

Photo: Andrea ( Bea ) Vonk  Styling: Andrea ( Bea) Vonk

If you are looking for a cute baby sized plant that carries lovely berries for your breakfast cereal, you may want to get yourself some wild strawberry plants.
Wild strawberries flower from April to June and you can grow them in a pot on your
balcony or in your garden.I think it's a great plant as it covers acres of soil that would otherwise be covered in weeds, what's not to love ?
Plus add the benefit of those cute little strawberries and I think we're in business.
Sweet Paul has just done a great summer berry pie, and you can easily translate that into a wild strawberry tart.

Here's the recipe below

1.Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C.
2. Stir flour, baking soda and baking powder together in one bowl.
3.Cream the butter and sugar together in a second bowl.

4.Beat in the egg and vanilla in the butter/sugar mixture.
5.Blend in the dry ingredients into the buttery/egg mixture
6.Roll out the dough onto a layer of baking paper, then turn this upside down in a baking tin that you have buttered.
7.Bake dough for 10 minutes or till golden.Cool.
8.Separate the eggs and whisk the eggwhites to a soft peak.
9.Whisk yolks and sugar till light sand creamy, then add the mascarpone
10.Add vanilla and egg-whites and mix.
11.Pour mixture into piecrust.
12 Add wild strawberries and serve.

1 comment:

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Bea,
What a lovely photo of those wild, original strawberries!
Enjoy this time of year.