I was terribly excited when this recipe was announced—nice and easy, just what I needed! I adore tarts (since I don’t have to deal with perfectly round crusts, like those of pies) and strawberries are just what the doctor ordered. Well, Dr. KitchenNut, that is—I simply adore strawberries. I decided to make a wheat crust, to offer a nutty opposition to the sweet berries. Making the crust was super easy! Because it was whole-wheat, I allowed for a 12-hour rest, to allow the bran to rest and soften. I somewhat successfully wrestled the crust into my mini tart pan, but that’s where the easiness ended. I thought I could take a small rest while the crust was on it’s last leg…umm, bad idea. It went from lovely golden brown to a lovely light, uh, black? Not really, but it smells awful. Had the crust not taken 12 hours, I would have whipped up another…in the meantime, here are some photos for to get your laughter going early in the day:
Doh! Hope you found another way to enjoy your strawberries.
Oh! I’m sorry you burnt it! Crust can be so fickle!
Too bad. But you get an A for attempting whole wheat. I wish I had had the guts.
Bummer about the burn-age! I still love your process pictures. Great job!
Clara @ I?food4thought
Ouch. Definitely try it again and let us know how it turns out.
Oh I am so sorry your tart burnt. Try it again and let me know how it turns out! The whole wheat crust sounds like a great idea!
Oh No – that’s too bad – these were delish!
Ack! So frustrating, isn’t it!!
I love your step by step photos! Sorry the crust burned!
Oh… what a shame that your tart shells turned out too dark to use. I’m with the others… hoping you found another worthy use for the strawberries. And that you try this one again… it’s great!
Oh no! How frustrating!
Bummer city. Pastries don’t allow no rests, huh?
Too bad it got too dark. I love the idea of the whole wheat crust. Makes it less guilt inducing!
I think God burned the crust because he doesn’t like whole wheat desserts. (Kidding!! No lightning bolts please!) Sorry it didn’t turn out. FWIW I burn the last tray of cookies that I bake almost every darn time. You’d think I would learn.
Bummer, your tart burnt!
I love your step by step pictures, they really help inexperienced bakers like me when I need to see what the next stage should look like before continuing. I also love how you try to make your desserts more healthy, something I wish I could do. Your crust looks so amazing.. I love burnt crusts!!!
Too bad it went from golden to dark so quickly!
Shari@Whisk: a food blog
that’s too bad. next time heed Dorie’s warning about how quickly it can go from golden brown to burnt! A+ for effort though! :)
your process photos are still nice