And chocolate, too...
I don't have very much to say about these tarts except for the fact that they are scrumptious.
And fun and cute and yum and everything really nice.
My mum had the genius idea of making a tulip shape out of the mango slices, and pairing two tarts to make 'Chocolate Tulip'! New logo B)
I made them for a potluck lunch I had with two of my loveliest friends, and everything about it was perfect. My mum taught me the tips and tricks of dealing with pastry dough in Mumbai's heat; I discovered a pastry cream recipe that I'm probably going to use forever; I had a blast with my mum decorating and photographing the little tarts (yes, I took a lot of photos... but it'd be a crime not to :p); we had a long lunch of my friends' beautifully fresh roasted vegetable couscous and addictive tzatziki dip; and last but not least, everyone loved the tarts.
I made the chocolate ones for one friend and my sister, and the mango ones for my other friend, my family and myself. With this year's heat wave I have found myself converted to fruit desserts. Until recently I would likely have reached for the most chocolatey thing possible, but after our Torta di Nada, natural watermelon ice cream, and these tarts, I have a newfound appreciation of the lightness, freshness and flavours of non-chocolate desserts and I can't wait to experiment more with them.
Upon sinking her teeth into a mango tart, my friend instructed me not to talk to her because she was busy in food heaven. They proceeded to trade tarts, gush over each other's and lick every crumb. Moments like these made me very, very happy.