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Fresh Fruit Tart by maytel Fresh Fruit Tart by maytel
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Awesome! Today I made an amazingly tasty fresh fruit tart with shortbread crust, vanilla bean pastry cream and fresh kiwi, raspberries and blueberries.

What is not so awesome however is the crap quality of this picture (and all the others that were taken). They came out really over-saturated and super grainy. booo!! I tried to fix them in photoshop, this is the best I could do :(

I DON'T UNDERSTAND THIS CAMERA AT ALL.

Recipe can be found here: [link]
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ScummyVladDrac Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Wow, that is a beautiful Flan, I would say all it is missing is the morior glaze and it would be perfect.
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maytel Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
yeah, I used apricot jelly instead for the glaze. It's not as thick as the usual glaze but I'm not sure how to make a mirror glaze :)
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ScummyVladDrac Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Yeah, Apricot jam/jelly is a good substitute, if you are looking to make Mirior Glaze this is what we use in our restaurant:

1½ tsps unflavored gelatin
1 fl. oz. purified cold water
6 fl. oz. boiling water
1/3 cup superfine sugar
pinch of salt
2 fl. oz. strained fresh lemon juice

Soften gelatin in cold water. Add boiling water and stir until gelatin is dissolved. Add sugar & salt; stir until dissolved. Blend in citrus juice. Set bowl in larger vessel filled with ice and let stand until mixture is syrupy and begins to thicken, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes – do not let set. Brush paper-thin layer of mixture over top of cake or tart. Refrigerate until set. Pour second layer over; total thickness should not exceed 3/16 inch. Refrigerate until mirror is set to preferred consistency.

To re-use just microwave until warm and runny again.

It lasts months in the fridge, which is helpful for any extra.

Oh, thanks for the Llama also, Merry Christmas :)
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maytel Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
!! thank you! This is very helpful to me. It's great that it lasts such a long time, I did not know that.

Merry Christmas to you as well! :rudolph:
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
OOH--that looks so pretty and delicious! I love fresh fruit tarts! :heart:
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Talty Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012   Artisan Crafter
TOO GOOD FOR THIS WORLD

I MUST EAT IT ALL
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maytel Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
seriously! I wish the picture was better!! I was SO PROUD OF THIS ONE :(
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Talty Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012   Artisan Crafter
It still looks awesome, it doesn't look grainy or over saturated. If anything I wish it was bigger, I love bit photos and dramatic close ups xD
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maytel Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
this is how it was before all the work: [link]
It was the only shot I could work with (besides, notice the person standing behind it? LOL!)
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Talty Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012   Artisan Crafter
lol you did a good job editing it! What happened to your camera, that photo is awful x.x
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