Hmmmm...some time last month, I have been approched to show how to make fruit tarts! Me!? Moi!???...hehe...the last time I had attempted to make fruit tarts were about several moons ago...but I obliged the requests of Aina, last Saturday!
I had browsed Dorie's recipe for almost all purposes shortcrust pastry, but I have decided to stick to this one! It is super easy to prepare and the pastry just crumbles in your mouth, literally!....of course, for the filling I had to tweaked and twisted one or two ways, here and there....like drizzling Strawberry Toffee....which actually was a nice complement and cuts the sweetness and made the tart more tarty....hmmm, waht am I rambling now.....whateava!
So, here goes!
227g butter, I used Tatura salted
72 g icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
210 all purpose flour
pinch of salt
1.Cream butter and icing sugar until pale. Add vanilla extract, and add sifted all purpose flour and cornflour in 2 or 3 additions. Do not knead (or you'll end up with paratha roti canai dough!) just fold the flours, adding some more corn flour if the dough sticks to your fingers.
2.Then, take a tablespoon scoop of dough and mould into your tart moulds (please make sure that you have greased the moulds first ya!).
3.Bake at 160Celcius for about 20 minutes or until they are golden in colour, let cool, and prepare the filling in the mean time!.
Cream Cheese Filling
250g philly cheese
390g condensed milk...yezza!
80ml lemon juice...I omitted, didn't have any lemons in the kitchen at that time
zest of one lemon
Just blitz cream cheese and condensed milk, and add lemon juice, or vanilla extract like I did!
Sticky Strawberry Toffee Drizzle
3/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp strawberry jelly, I used St Dalfour's
500g strawberries to top the tarts!
On medium heat, caramelise the sugar until amber colour, turn off heat and add the strawberry jelly, let cool before use.
......so, once all the tart casings were cooled, just pipe the cream cheese and top off with strawberries and drizzle toffee.....best served chilled...well, mine didn't get to that stage!
Well! ENJOY ENJOY ENJOY!.....am so looking forwrad to this Mother's Day Sunday, that happens to be my birthday also....weeeeeee....am still thinking of what to bake for self, haha! Happy weekend peeps!