I am not a baker. I am a cook. Being a cook is definitely not the same thing as being a baker. The last time I baked cakes I forgot to put eggs in the first one and the second one got stuck in the pan so I ended up frosting it in a child-like manner inside the pan and serving it as such.
The fruit tart that I made came from a New Dieter's Cookbook from somewhere in the 1990s.
This New Dieter's Cookbook, I am finding out, is not really very "diet" at all. But alas, it has amazing food potential scrawled on its crinkled pages.
The fruit tart was pretty simple to make (especially for a novice baker) and it turned out very well.
1/3 cup all-purpose white flour
1/3 wheat flour
1 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoons margarine
2 tablespoons of ice water
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 cup orange juice
1 kiwi fruit peeled and sliced
3/4 cup thinly sliced banana
1 cup thinly sliced strawberries
How to create this nonsense:
While the crust is baking, in a small sauce pan sift together the cornstarch and sugar. Add in the orange juice over medium heat and stir until the glaze becomes bubbly and thick. Remove from heat and set aside.
This was a wonderful little dessert and I added a couple of dollops of whipped cream on top of mine after I took this picture. The crust was very sweet but a little bit grainy due to the wheat flour. I suggest if you don't like grainy textures to substitute white flour for the 1/3 cup of whole-wheat. The glaze was very tangy, the tangiest I've had yet! But it tasted very good with the bananas, strawberries and kiwis. It is a very simple dessert that is great for a summer party! (Even though I made mine in winter!)