Fruit Tarts – 2nd Attempt

October 6, 2008

Yesterday, Pamela And Li Fang came over to my place to make fruit tarts. I am pretty satisfied with the result, just that the crust is a bit thin thus it breaks easily. Overall, Dad loves it and we had a great time in the kitchen *grins*

Rich Shortcrust Pastry

100g butter (room temperature)

100 icing sugar (sieved)

2 egg yolks

240g plain flour (sieved)

1 pinch of salt

Method

1. Cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl till fluffy.

2. Add in egg yolks and a pinch of salt and stir well .

3. Pour in about 1/3 of the sifted flour into the mixture and stir.

4. Continue pouring the flour and stir well until you get a texture which is not too sticky or dry. (*Don’t overwork or pastry will be harden when baked).

5. Wrap the dough with a cling wrap/plastic bag and refrigerate for 20 minutes until firm.

6. Preheat oven at 180 degrees C and grease tartlet shells.

7. Remove dough from refrigerator and divide it into a few small dough.

8. Press dough onto tartlet shells. (*Make sure the sides are even).

9. Prick with a fork to ensure the base is flat after baking.

10. Bake at 180 degrees C for 20 minutes.

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Custard Filling

50g instant custard powder

100g water

Method

1. Whisk instant custard powder and water in a mixing bowl until a little fluffy.

2. Cover up the bowl with plastic wrap to prevent crust forming. (*Refrigerate if you are not using it right away).

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To assemble tarts

1. Spread a thin layer of jam on the bottom and sides of the crust to prevent it from getting soggy.

2. Using a pipping tube, pipe the custard filling into the crust about 3/4 full.

3. Arrange any fresh fruits or canned fruits of your choice. If not serving immediately, refrigerate.

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6 Responses to “Fruit Tarts – 2nd Attempt”

  1. whojen Says:

    looks so yummy:D wanna eat d:”D

  2. hooisanlai Says:

    lai lai.. give you one bite enough d 😀

  3. hooixianlai Says:

    adoi! so sorry…salah comment. haha!! 😀 Was trying my way out how to insert the link ..paiseh

  4. buzzingbee Says:

    ‘sifu’…how to make such nice tarts like how you do it??? I feel like taking a bite right out from the monitor!!!!

  5. hooisanlai Says:

    Haha! Bee, it’s quite simple as long as you get the crust right. You can do it too 😀


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