As you can see, tonight was all about dessert. Tons of it. Nothing says "conference mixer" quite like an entire table of baked goods with tiny little cards explaining that this thing that looks like a chocolate dipped strawberry is actually a "perfectly ripe strawberry hand-dipped into melted, 65% cacao chocolate and then drizzled with white chocolate infused with almond essence". Yeah...it's a chocolate dipped strawberry, guys....just saying. Obviously I snagged one before all the conference attendees could eat them all, so I clearly am not THAt offended.
But I digress.
Next to the plate of dipped berries were these tiny little tarts. Shortbread filled with pastry cream and topped with fresh berries in a (wait for it) honey glaze. How could I say no? These were incredibly delicious, even if blackberries are technically out of season. I'll keep this in my recipe bank and try to recreate them next summer...