Do you ever have this problem when you want to bake something, but just don’t know what? That was me this week. I just couldn’t decide what I wanted to bake.
Opening the fridge to calculate what I can make without having to go out to buy more ingredients. Yes, I’m quite lazy some days and just don’t want to leave the house unless it’s required. I know I have ingredients to make something because I recently went on a Costco trip with my friends. Can I just say I love Costco, who doesn’t? Especially the free samples on weekends. When you’re a college student, Costco samples make a nice free lunch. I wish I could go more often, but then again each trip would make a big dent in my wallet without me realizing it.
Back to what’s in my fridge. Soy milk. Eggs. Lemons. Fruits. Raspberry. Strawberries. Lemon Curd. Butter. Heavy Cream. Mascarpone. Lots of veggies and other random food. Oh wait, I also have a sheet of frozen puff pastry from last month that I didn’t use up.
Hmmm.. what to make???
First thing that pops in my mind… Raspberry Lemon Mascarpone Tart? A lemon mascarpone cream lightened up with heavy cream? I made a similar version, but with cream cheese for a vanilla cupcake frosting I made last year. If that was delicious then the lemon mascarpone cream must be delicious. Plus the zest of a lemon and a teaspoonish of vanilla bean paste would add a nice flavor. As you can see from my previous posts, I love to use vanilla bean paste. I really like to see the black specks of vanilla seeds in my desserts. Also, I ran out of vanilla extract before my Costco run.
Okay, it’s been decided. I’ll be making a raspberry lemon mascarpone tart. It’s a pretty simple and fast dessert. I didn’t time how long it took me, but most likely under an hour or less if you don’t get distracted by Netflix and forget about the tart.
Don’t forget to sift powdered sugar over the tart for an extra sweetness!
Go ahead and make this raspberry tart to enjoy with your friends and family. Enjoy!