Grandma's Recipe Remix, Recipes

Grandma’s Recipe Remix – Strawberry Tart

In early July I decided to knock the dust off of the recipe boxes I had inherited from my late grandma, a woman who was so near and dear to my heart. I challenged myself to make all (well, most) of her recipes and remix them where I felt they may need it.

Up next, Strawberry Tarts!

My husband wanted to participate, so he downloaded a food critique score card that he found online and plans to rate each dish… no pressure, no pressure at all!

My score: 18/25 or a “C”

Presentation on a scale of 1-5, this rated a 3
Temperature on a scale of 1-5, this rated a 4
Taste/Balance on a scale of 1-5, this rated a 4
Sauce on a scale of 1-5, this rated a 3
Texture on a scale of 1-5, this rated a 4

What could have been improved

  • My grandma’s recipe called for pre-made custard, but I didn’t know where to find this and I wanted to make my own (something I have never done before). The first batch’s custard-to-crust ratio was off and it was not sweet enough. The second batch’s ratios were perfect, it tasted fantastic, but I didn’t let it thicken enough (recipe has been adjusted for this). This is why I was scored a 3 for presentation and sauce, as it wasn’t as firm as intended and my husband is harsh…
  • Another lemon could be added to the shortbread crust to increase the tartness, but when I did this in the first batch, I just wasn’t a fan, I enjoyed the subtle lemon taste much more.
  • I think to improve the presentation, strawberries could be added in a layer between the shortbread crust and the custard, this would keep them in place, as when you slice the tarts, all the of the strawberries fall off.

Changes I made

  • I did not follow the crust recipe at all, instead I made a lemon shortbread crust, inspired from Rachael Devaux’s Twix Bar Recipe.
  • I made my own custard instead of purchasing a pre-made version.
  • I used coconut whipped cream, which paired well the coconut flour in the lemon shortbread crust.

The recipe

2 thoughts on “Grandma’s Recipe Remix – Strawberry Tart”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s