2020 has been a rubbish year for most of us. And my 2020 got a little worse when my fridge-freezer chose three weeks before Christmas, four weeks before possible Brexit-related food shortages and the week after the Black Friday sales to pack it in. Cue a mad panic as I tried to salvage what I could, including a roll of puff pastry that was fast-defrosting, along with frozen mixed berries, which were rapidly turning into a fuchsia-pink mush. Still, it was a great excuse to test a dessert tart that had been living in my head for a while – and, lo and behold, it worked. A dessert was born, perfect for the festive season, even if this year’s parties are scaled down. This can work with ready-rolled puff or shortcrust pastry so it’s ideal for when you haven’t got the time, patience or inclination to make pastry from scratch.
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