Jana of Cherry Tea Cakeswas our July Daring Bakers’ host and she challenges us to make Fresh Frasiers inspired by recipes written by Elisabeth M. Prueitt and Chad Robertson in the beautiful cookbook Tartine.
This was a beautiful (the picture doesn't do it justice), delicious, and surprisingly light summer dessert! I served it chilled, straight from the refrigerator. On a hot day, after much time out the whipped/pastry cream filling would start to soften quite quickly.
This is definitely a do-again-er; a chocolate variation is tempting, but I really loved the clean flavors of the vanilla and berries. Maybe in the fall.... And I will definitely test different kinds of fruit next time, as well as my arranging technique!