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FRESH STRAWBERRY TART

Recipe source:Confessions of a Tart
You can find the detailed recipe here

For sweet tart dough

Ingredients

  1. All purpose flour-1 1/2 cups
  2. Confectioner’s sugar-1/2 cup
  3. Salt-1/4 tsp
  4. Butter(unsalted- cut into small pieces)-9 tbsp
  5. Egg yolk- 1 large

Method

  • Combine all purpose flour,sugar and salt.Add butter and mix it lightly using your finger tips until mixture resembles bread crumbs.
  • Now add egg yolk and mix well  using a fork.
  • Turn the dough onto a clean surface and lightly knead the dough until it comes together.(add 1 or 2 tbsp of ice cold water if the dough is too dry)
  • Press the dough into a buttered tart pan (check this one from amazon).
  • Prick the bottom with a fork for a few times and freeze the crust for about 30 minutes before baking.
  • Preheat the oven to 375deg F .
  • Lightly butter an aluminium foil and press the buttered side down onto the crust, and bake for about 20 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the foil .If the crust has puffed up,lightly press with th back of a spoon and bake for another 5 to 8 minutes or until it is firm and golden.

For Pastry cream

Ingredients

  1. Whole milk- 2 cups
  2. Sugar-1/2 cup+1 tbsp
  3. Eggs-2 large
  4. Unsalted butter- 4tbsp
  5. Salt-1/4 tsp
  6. Cornstarch-3 tbsp
  7. Vanilla extract-1 tsp

Method

  • Pour milk into a heavy sauce pan .Add salt and bring to just under a  boil ,stirring occasionally.
  • Mix together sugar,cornstarch and eggs until combined.
  • Slowly pour 1/2 cup milk into the egg mixture,whisking as you do so.
  • Pour the egg mixture back into the hot milk and cook until thick ,whisking continuously.
  • Switch off the flame and add vanilla extract and butter,mix well.Allow to cool for 10 minutes,stirring occasionally.
  • Cover the pastry cream with a plastic wrap, directly over the top of the pastry cream to prevent skin formation.
  • Put in the refrigerator to cool.

To assemble

Fill the crust with pastry cream and arrange sliced strawberries( almost 10 to 15  nos) over the pastry cream in a circle and serve.

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Faseela
    January 8, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Awesome Dear……………..perfectly done….
    Ur Clicks and presentation are always fabulous….great job…keep rocking

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    Purabi Naha
    January 8, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    This tart looks delish! Loved your photography as well!! Happy new year!
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    Aarthi
    January 8, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    They look mouthwatering…should try it soon..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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    Sravs
    January 8, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    so cute and perfectly baked !! lovely presentation with awesome clicks !!

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    divya
    January 9, 2012 at 1:42 am

    Wow..that looks super super tempting..nice recipe..

  • Reply
    Russell
    January 9, 2012 at 1:52 am

    These little tarts look soo good. I love little treats like this. Yum!

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    Amina Creations
    January 9, 2012 at 1:58 am

    wow… tarts look amazing… fabulous presentation… thanks for the visual treat 🙂

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    Gayathri NG
    January 9, 2012 at 2:10 am

    So pretty n cute tarts…beautifully presented and really appealing to eye!!

  • Reply
    Neha
    January 9, 2012 at 2:40 am

    beautifully presented tarts…..

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    Julie
    January 9, 2012 at 2:45 am

    very cute n lovely..Great clicks!!

    Erivum Puliyum

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    Love and other Spices
    January 9, 2012 at 5:42 am

    Lovely pictures!

  • Reply
    Zareena
    January 9, 2012 at 10:06 am

    mmmmm…… amazing clicks dear. Perfect and mind blowing….

  • Reply
    Prathima Rao
    January 9, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Fresh & luscious & stunning tarts!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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    Priya Suresh
    January 9, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Tart looks great n irresistable.

  • Reply
    Jehanne
    January 10, 2012 at 4:28 am

    I;m a sucker for tarts..and your amazing clicks make me yearn to do a bit of pastry therapy:-)

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    Suja Manoj
    January 10, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Looks fresh and tempting..lovely clicks

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    Swathi
    January 10, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Awesome tart, my little one is fan of strawberry, sure she will like it.

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    Ganga Sreekanth
    January 11, 2012 at 6:00 am

    awesome clicks dear…….. looks yummy and mouthwatering..

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    Treat and Trick
    January 11, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Great presentation and looks yummy!

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  • Reply
    Anzz
    January 11, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Tarts look amazing. Even more your photography..! Am in love with your pics..!

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