Fresh Start (Behind the Scenes)

By Nick Silva

When the Flashpoint team set out to make the tart, we were stepping out of our comfort zones to say the least. Our most experienced member, Thomas, had only ever made a cake and Nicu was solely a ramen specialist. However, it was an experience nonetheless.
These photos are a compilation that didn’t quite make it into our print publication but that we believed deserved to be seen.
And finally, when we had finished the tart we came up with the brilliant idea of having Nicu, one of our writers, review the final product. Although this is more of a blooper than anything else, we thought it was too funny to leave out.

2 cups white flour
1 teaspoon coarse salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
3 tablespoons ice water
2 tablespoons chilled whipping cream
8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Fresh strawberries, blueberries, kiwis, blackberries (feel free to add your own favorite fruit)
6 oz. limeade concentrate (thawed)
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
¼ cup granulated sugar

Mix flour, salt, butter, water and whipping cream and process until it forms moist clumps. Flatten dough into your pan and let chill for 1 hour.
In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Spread onto cooled crust.
Decorate the tart with fruit.
Add limeade, corn starch, sugar, and lime juice into a small saucepan and cook on medium heat until clear and thick. Then glaze with a pastry brush.

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