I love this time of the year when fresh locally grown fruits and berries are available at the farmers market. This year they have a Farmers Market conveniently located right across the street from my work place in downtown, so I just can’t resist buying berries almost every week. Most of the time I am mixing them up in some Greek yogurt but every once in a while I like to bake using berries. This dessert is not an overly sweet dessert. It is refreshing and perfect for the summer but best of all, it is easy to make.
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
6 Tbsp. butter- melted
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. milk
8-10 Fresh Strawberries
1/2 cup heavy cream- for topping
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon.
In a mixer bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until mixture becomes fluffy and creamy. Add milk and eggs and beat for about 2 minutes.
Add in the flour mixture and mix gently with a rubber spatula; do not over work it.
Then, transfer the dough to a 9-inch tart pan, spread the dough evenly using rubber spatula.
Cut washed strawberries in half and arrange them in circle while gently pressing in to the dough.
Bake for 35-40 minutes. Let it cool for 10 minutes and sprinkle with powder sugar.
Serve it at room temperature, preferably with generous dollops of whipped cream.