Indulge in the heavenly delight of a custard tart, a delectable dessert that captivates taste buds with its creamy and luscious filling nestled within a delicate pastry crust. This classic treat has been enjoyed for centuries, offering a perfect harmony of rich flavors and silky textures. With its smooth custard base, adorned with hints of vanilla and a velvety consistency, each bite transports you to a realm of culinary bliss. Whether served warm or chilled, this timeless dessert tantalizes the senses, leaving a lingering sweetness that will surely satisfy even the most discerning palate. So, allow yourself to be seduced by the irresistible allure of a custard tart and experience the sheer indulgence it brings with every mouthwatering slice.
This custard tart is specially made with Goose berries AKA golden Berries or Ground Cherries or Cape Goose Berries. Goose Berries are small, round berries that come in yellow – oranges color. These little fruits pack a powerful punch when it comes to health benefits. Let’s explore some of the reasons why gooseberries are considered a nutritional powerhouse.
Cape Gooseberries are small, round, translucent orange fruits native to South America. They have a sweet-tart flavor and are high in nutrients and antioxidants, making them the ideal and natural way to improve your health and wellbeing while also showing yourself some love. First and foremost, gooseberries are incredibly rich in vitamins and antioxidants. They are particularly high in vitamin C, which is essential for a strong immune system and plays a crucial role in collagen production, promoting healthy skin and wound healing. Just a handful of gooseberries can provide a significant portion of your daily vitamin C requirements.
Incorporating gooseberries into your diet is relatively easy. You can enjoy them fresh, toss them in salads, or use them in jams, jellies, pies, baked goods, and desserts. They have a slightly tart flavor, which adds a unique twist to various dishes. If you want to get your hands on some fresh goose berries then Huejay Farms produces goose berries in there farms and its available in most of the supermarkets for you to buy for your convenience.
Here is a delicious recipe that you can make adding goose berries, A Gooseberry Custard Tart.
- 01 short crust sheet – Defrosted
- 02 cups of cape goose berries – washed
- 09 small eggs – Egg yolk only
- 02 cups of milk – Half and half ( double cream and milk)
- 2/3 cups of granulated sugar
- 02 drops of vanilla
- Fresh fruits, fresh herbs and edible flowers for garnishing
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C)
- Arrange the short crust pastry sheet on a floured surface and roll the sheet to thin layer to match the size of your tart pan.
- Place the rolled sheet over the tart pan and press down to fit and remove the excess.
- Arrange a baking sheet or parchment paper on top and add the baking beans or rice and bake for 20 minutes, after 20 minutes remove from the oven and remove the baking beans and bake again for another 15 minutes until slightly golden brown.
- Bring the milk to boil – set aside and let it cool down to room temperature
- Add the egg yolks and sugar into a bowl and whisk together.
- Next add vanilla and milk and whisk well to combine
- Pour the mixture to the tart pan, add goose berries and bake for 30-40 minutes until set.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool down completely before serving.
- Garnish with fresh fruits, mint leaves and edible flowers and serve a slice and enjoy.
In conclusion, gooseberries are not only delicious but also offer numerous health benefits. From their high vitamin C content to their potent antioxidants and fiber, these little berries can contribute to a well-rounded and nutritious diet. So, why not give gooseberries a try and enjoy their natural goodness while boosting your overall health and well-being?