Monday, September 13, 2021


We have had a lot of very hot weather and during August and rain was scarce so our lawn went from green to brown. I am working my way around the garden hoeing and digging out the weeds that seem to love the drought!  I did want to dash out and do a "Tea In The Garden" photo shoot.

If you have every purchased the prebaked
tart shells you know how convenient they are to use and fill with any pie filling to make a lovely finger sized dessert.

  We sold so many of the boxed shells "back in the day" at Bernideen's.

You can certainly save a lot of money by baking your own so today for "TEA IN THE GARDEN" we are doing just that!

I love this red transferware 
for tea time.  Are you
ready to make some simple tart
shells and by the way - freeze a bunch
for another day!  This recipe made 100 shells.

If you have butter, flour and confectioners sugar in your kitchen now you are ready to bake this wonderful and simple tart shells.
I just filled these with cherry pie filling and put whip cream on top:

Ingredients:    3 sticks which is 1 ½ cups soft butter, 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, 3 cups regular flour – mix all

 Roll a large marble sized piece of dough in the palm of your hand and press it into the tin….try not to go to the very top of the round opening. After baking and cooling,  remove them with a thin sharp knife 325 degrees for 13-15 minutes in a regular oven or 10 min convection oven.  USING the teflon coated mini muffins tins,  this made 100 tart shells so I am freezing quite a few of mine:

I broke a few learning to use
 a thin, narrow knife
to get them out.


Hill Top Post said...

The garden may have gone from green to brown, but it is still a beautiful setting for a tea. Thank you for the recipe. The granddaughters and I will definitely be having tarts at our next tea.

Lynn said...

What a beautiful tea setting. The vase of flowers are a perfect
match for the tea service. Don't work too hard in the heat.
We have it back up here too. But we've had enough rain that plants
are doing just fine for now.

Vee said...

That sounds delicious and easy.

Tammy H said...

We certainly remember the tart shells from your store. We also learned to make the homemade shells, both sweet and also a savory recipe for mini quiches. They're the perfect size for serving at tea. Love your tea service setting and beautiful bouquet.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Bernideen, your tarts look fabulous and your setting by your waterfall is so inviting! I want to come over for tea in your garden.