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July 11, 2015
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Healthy Strawberry Custard Tart. Vegan and gluten free.

Sund jordbærtærte. Vegansk og glutenfri. 

Healthy Strawberry Custard Tart. Vegan and gluten free.

One thing that makes me incredibly happy as of late: I’ve bought a new lens. A 35mm 1.8/f prime. And I am in love. This makes me insanely happy, not for materialistic reasons – but because it is a clear sign means my photography is developing. I once read – and I couldn’t agree more – that you don’t become a good photographer by buying the most expensive equipment. So true! I hat it when people look at my photos and say: “well, but you do have a DSLR.” HSDKFSDKFEPGSJWQRR. Seriously?! Yeah, because the chef have got a good oven and the musician a good guitar. Bug off! The quality of my photos is the result of many hours of practicing – not the result of a good camera. Sorry for ranting (: Well, I love my new lens because it is a milestone for me:

I’ve outgrown my beginner’s lens.

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En glad ting: Jeg har købt mig et nyt objektiv. Et 35mm 1.8/f prime objektiv. Jubiii. Jeg elsker det simpelthen! Det gør mig så glad, ikke pga. materealistiske grunde, men fordi det er et symbol på, at mit fotografi udvikler sig. Jeg læste en gang – og jeg er meget enig – at du ikke bliver en god fotograf fra den ene dag til den anden ved at købe det dyreste udstyr. Det er SÅ rigtigt. Jeg hader når folk kigger på mine billeder og siger: ”Men du tager dem jo også med spejlrefleks.” askdhaksdhkj. Ja fordi man bliver en god kok af at have en god ovn og en god musiker af at have en god guitar. Not. Vil folk godt lade være med det? Smut! At mine billeder i dag er, som de er, skyldes mange timers øvelse – ikke mit kamera. (der i øvrigt er et af de billigste på markedet). Sorry, jeg skulle lige ud med det (: Well, jeg elsker min nye linse, fordi det er en milesten i min rejse mod at blive en god fotograf:

Jeg er vokset ud af min begynderlinse

Healthy Strawberry Custard Tart. Vegan and gluten free. Healthy Strawberry Custard Tart. Vegan and gluten free. Healthy Strawberry Custard Tart. Vegan and gluten free.

On to this tart: A strawberry custard tart is a super delicious traditional Danish summer tart – I’d go as far as to call it a cultural heritage. You can buy it at any bakery. Seriously, every Dane have some kind of memory about this tart and I don’t think I’ve ever met a person who doesn’t like this one (except the weirdoes who don’t like chocolate…). And that is no surprise.

A crispy crust,

sweet custard,

dark luscious chocolate

and new strawberries

are what makes this tart irresistible. A combination made in heaven!

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Til tærten… Jeg tror ikke jeg kender en eneste, der ikke har et eller andet forhold til jordbærtærte. Og ingen, der ikke kan lide den (måske på nær de fjollede mennesker, der ikke kan lide chokolade…). Fuldt forståeligt. For hvordan man modstå kombinationen af en sprød lækker skorpe, mørk chokolade, sød creme og dejlige friske danske jordbær? Uimodståeligt.

Healthy Strawberry Custard Tart. Vegan and gluten free. Healthy Strawberry Custard Tart. Vegan and gluten free. Healthy Strawberry Custard Tart. Vegan and gluten free. Healthy Strawberry Custard Tart. Vegan and gluten free.Healthy Strawberry Custard Tart. Vegan and gluten free. Healthy Strawberry Custard Tart. Vegan and gluten free.

I really wanted to make a healthy version of this gem of a tart. I went all the way and made it both vegan and gluten free. Everything tastes like the real deal except the custard, which despite being very delicious, admittedly tastes like almond milk. I love that taste, but if you want this tart to be just like the usual one – just clean – go ahead and swap the custard for this clean, low fat, refined sugar free custard.

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Jeg har længe gerne ville lave en sundere version af denne skønne skat af en kulturarv. Og så endte jeg med at tage den hele vejen og lave den ikke blot vegansk men også glutenfri. Det hele smager som det plejer – lige på nær cremen, der er super lækker, men indrømmet smager den af den mandelmælk, den er lavet med. Jeg elsker det, men hvis du vil have en tærte, der er mere som the real deal, og ikke har noget imod mælkeprodukter og æg (som jeg) så skift cremen ud med denne lækre fedtfattige creme. SÅ har du i hvert fald en lækker sommertærte, der smager som normalt – men som er så meget sundere.

Vegan Danish Strawberry Tart

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Healthy Strawberry Custard Tart. Vegan and gluten free. This makes a small tart - double the recipe for a normal-sized tart.

Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • ½ cup brown rice flour
  • ¼ cup buckwheat flour
  • ¼ tsp. fine salt
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil, cold
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 ½ tbsp. cold water
  • ...
  • VEGAN CUSTARD*
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 ½ tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp rice flour
  • 1 tbsp. agave syrup or maple syrup
  • Beans from half a vanilla pod (or 1 tsp. vanilla extract)
  • ...
  • OTHER
  • 40 g. dark chocolate (preferably sugar free)
  • 0.25 kg. (8oz.) strawberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C / 390°F.
  2. CRUST: In a medium bowl mix together rice flour, buckwheat flour and salt. Using your fingers or a fork crumble in the coconut oil until there are no lumps bigger than a pea. Add in the maple syrup. Stir in cold water until a dough forms. Press the dough out into a small spring form. Bake for approx. 15 minutes - or until the crust is golden brown. Let cool completely - eventually in the fridge.
  3. CUSTARD: Meanwhile make the custard. Mix everything together in a small pot. Whisk until there are absolutely no lumps of flour or starch left. Warm up the custard over medium-high heat whisking constantly. Once it begins to boil whisk even more vigorously - take it off the heat as soon as it begins to thicken. Pour out onto a plate and let it cool completely.
  4. Once the crust is cold, chop the chocolate and melt it over a water bath. Pour into the crust and swirl it around until it covers the entire crust (or use a brush).
  5. When the chocolate has hardened pour the custard into the crust. Half the strawberries and place them close to each other on the custard.
  6. Serve right away or store covered in the fridge for up to a day.

Notes

* If you don't mind dairy and want a tart more like the traditional one, use the recipe for the custard linket above recipe.

http://sproutedfig.com/vegan-danish-strawberry-tart/

Healthy Strawberry Custard Tart. Vegan and gluten free.

32 responses to “Vegan Danish Strawberry Tart”

  1. Ineke says:

    Oh God, that looks fantastic. I´ll definetly have to try this recipe. Also, I totally agree with you. Practice makes perfect, not the equipment. Love your photos! : )

  2. Kathryn says:

    Your photos look amazing!! Strawberries at the moment are soooo good, thank you for sharing this it looks delicious, I’m going to have to make it : )

    Kathryn | nimblenote.blogspot.com

  3. Anna says:

    loove this idea!! looks super creamy and delish :D yummy

    https://aspoonfulofnature.wordpress.com/

  4. This looks insanely good! I love when you share danish recipes, especially the vegan ones ;)
    It’s funny what you say about the cameras and lenses, I totally agree with you. I do believe that with good equipment you can make better pictures, but I don’t believe good equipment make the picture good…you know what I mean.
    I started about 15 years ago with an old trashy film camera and I loved it more than anything. Then I started to use more professional equipment and loved those things too for different reasons. Same nowadays, sometimes I use big studio lights for my food pics, next day only natural light. Both ways I like and it would be stupid to say one is better or worse just because of the equipment you use….
    Ah, long comment again :D Congrats on your new lens!

    • Thank you so much Evi! I am so happy you like the Danish recipes. I love to read about other local recipes – so I am happy to know you like to read about mine too :)
      And I totally get what you mean! Wow I love old film cameras. I just do’t know how to use them what so ever. But I really want to learn it some day. Cool!
      Thanks for yet another heart-warming comment

  5. Lauren says:

    This looks incredible, and I love how healthy it is! My little girls love strawberries (and chocolate of course), so I’ll have to give this a try for all of us to share! :)

  6. This looks incredibly luscious and what a perfect combination between strawberries and chocolate. yum! Your new lens is wonderful too – lovely photos :D

  7. Anna says:

    Den ser bare virkelig lækker ud Josefine! Jeg elsker jordbærtærte og har også lige selv været i køkkenet for at lave min egen version ;)

    Mht. det du skriver med billeder, har jeg også hørt det samme, og jeg er helt enig i det, du siger. Man bliver klart bedre med tiden, et godt kamera og linse hjælper helt sikkert, men det er virkelig ikke det, det hele handler om.
    Det er sjovt at se tilbage på nogle af de første billeder, jeg har taget – der er virkelig sket noget siden!

    Hav en dejlig mandag (:
    Kh Anna
    http://anna-mad.dk

    • Tusind tusind tak søde Anna!
      Mums, hjemmelavet jordbærtærte er bare noget af det bedste.
      Ah hvor skønt med en, der er enig. Haha ja! Det er så sjovt at se gamle billeder – man krummer en smule tæer over dem, men det er skønt at se, man udvikler sig :)
      Tak for en dejlig besked – den gjorde lige dagen super meget bedre!

  8. i always love finding new vegetarian blogs!! congrats on your camera – i agree; your photography is beautiful. i’m sure the new lense will be a wonderful addition

  9. caileejoy says:

    This looks amazing!! What a delicious dessert! I can’t even believe that it’s gluten free and vegan! SO tasty!! :)

  10. How exciting about your new lens! I am hoping to upgrade from my “training wheel” lens soon too, I still can’t deicde which lens to go with though – big decision! ;)
    And this tart – amazing! It looks like such a lovely, light and delicious dessert.

    • Thank you sweet Dearna! Oh how exciting – I can’t wait to see your photos then. And hear about the lens.
      Haha yes it was certainly a big discussion. I don’t know which lens you use now, but I really love my new prime. It was definitely the right choice for me.

  11. Anne says:

    Omg congratulations!!! And yeah, it’s totally annoying when people believe that a good camera will make them a good photographer! However, I just got a DSLR camera a few months ago and it’s helped tremendously! (that and a few wooden boards :/) So I think that believing a good camera will make one a good photographer is totally untrue, but it does help!
    Anywho, these pictures look absolutely amazing, leaving me drooling -it doesn’t help that this tart is so beautiful!!! Love this so much!

    • Thank you Anne!!! Yeah, it is so annoying. But yes, you do need a DSLR. Not because it takes better photos – but because you can control the photos yourself unlike a compact camera.
      I am so glad you like the tart! Thanks a million

  12. congrats on the new lens! I was given a new (used) lens from my brother-in-law but I just don’t feel ready to use it! i have lots more learning to do. the pictures are gorgeous and i’m pinning this now because i definitely want to make this tart! dairy and egg free- woohoo :)

  13. Anne Pedersen says:

    So I’ve been following you for a few weeks on instagram (I’m @anneshealthycorner) and finally ‘pulled myself together’ and went on your website. I’m not disappointed. Your pictures, recipes and posts are amazing, girl!

    You are so right that a good lens doesn’t make you a good photography. Jus like any other hobby or skill, it takes practice and practice. Your efforts are definitely paying off. These pictures are stunning! The colours are so vibrant. I just want to dig right in.

    Oh and you have now met a Dane (online, anyway) who doesn’t like the classic strawberry tart. I’m Danish (small world, huh?) and have never been a fan of the custard in the original cake. I will, however, give yours a try – obviously. It looks and sounds too good not to – with the almond ‘custard’ and that crust! :P

    • Hi Anne!! I am so happy you took a look at my page then. Welcome, welcome ;)
      Aw thank you – that means the world to me. So glad you like the pictures.
      Whoa really? Haha, guess I have to change my statement in this post then. I see what you mean. The custard is not really the best part – it’s just filling :P Hehe.
      Happy to have you here! Have a lovely day

  14. Cathy says:

    These photos are absolutely gorgeous! I don’t have any strawberries on hand, but I’ll definitely be making these as soon as I can. Maybe I’ll try using blueberries? Anyways, I was wondering if there is anything I could substitute for the rice flour, as I can’t get any around where I live. Thank you x

    • Thank you so much Cathy! Yep, you can use whatever berries you want – blueberries sound amazing.
      Yep, you can sup with other glutenfree flours such as more buckwheat, coconut flour (and maybe even almond, but I don’t really know). Or a blend of gluten free flour :)

  15. Oh my! What absolutely beautiful tarts. I’m in love! :)

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