This round of WTSIM Andrew is hosting is a bit of lazy one... not only because we don't even have to come up with a recipe ourselves, but merely re-create one recipe out of a previous edition, also because I am incredibly late, which is not entirely my fault, seeing that Andrew emailed everybody and their dog about what my challenge would be, but forgot to include ME in the email ;-) and by the time I realised, I was already swamped with other things, like deadlines for articles for National Geographic and assignments to be handed in at uni - not to speak of the dreadful weather outside which really didn't have me storming out to get summery berries!
So, my challenge was berries. Great theme for winter, thanks Andrew! ;-) But the tart I chose could have easily been done with frozen berries as well, so should please both hemispheres. I had a really tough time choosing... for the longest time, I thought I'd explore one of the savoury recipes from Foodblogga or Exceeding the speed limit - I have never paired pork with berries, even though one of my favourite poultry dishes is quail stuffed with raspberries. But in the end, I couldn't resist Ilva's glorious photography... and since I know I can always trust her recipes (with a delay in posting such as mine, I could not afford the recipe not to turn out), it was settled: I would be making a mixed berry tart with a rosemary crust.
Now, I am usually quite lazy when it comes to making tarts, I know the dough is quickly put together, but it's more the fact that I am too impatient to spend an hour pressing the dough into the fluted tin and hope that everything will be nice and even, I am a perfectionist that way, I can't deal with bumpy bottoms and need a nice crust:filling ratio. But the idea of putting rosemary into the dough seemed like such a great addition, so I conceded. While I was making it, I thought I should have added more of the herb, but as it turned out, the 1 tsp does give it a nice and subtle hint of rosemary without being too much in your face.
Although I didn't follow the recipe by the book, I didn't end up writing the recipe down, so please, refer to Ilva's original recipe - her pictures are much better than mine and it's always good to get things straight from the source, so please head over to Lucullian Delights and try this delicious tart for yourself!