Thursday, March 27, 2008

Berries Tarts

I bought 2 punnets of beautiful strawberries from the produce place last week and it turns out to be sour. Carlos refused to eat it so it's sitting in the fridge drying away. Since we both love pies I decided to make some berries tarts with it. I especially liked it a lot because is something sweet but definitely on the lighter side as dessert go.

Pastry :

1 1/2 cup of flour
1/2 tsp of salt
2 tbsp of sugar
1 stick (8 tbsp) of cold butter
1 egg yolk
2 tbsp of very cold water

1. In a large bowl mixed together flour, sugar and salt. Using your hand or pastry cutter rub the cold butter into the flour until it resembles coarse cornmeal or breadcrumbs.
2. Add in egg yolk and cold water and mix until dough come together. Form it into a disk and chilled the dough for an hour before using it.

For the filling:

3 cups of berries - strawberries, raspberries, blueberries & blackberries
4 tbsp of sugar
juice of one lemon
2 tbsp of cornflour
1 egg - beaten

1) Mixed all the filling ingredients except the egg and set aside.
2) Roll out the pastry to about 1/8" thick and line the pastry into the tart pan.
3) Put the filling into the tart pan and cover the top with the balance of the pastry.
4) Brush the top with beaten egg and sprinkle with some sugar on it.
5) Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree F oven for 45 minutes or until golden brown.

19 comments:

Cat Cat said...

Gert,
Lovely tarts... My favourite is blueberries... Anything with blueberries, I ngam... Hehe!

MamaFaMi said...

These sure look delicious! Can imagine the sweet sourish taste... making me drool just by thinking about it...yummy!

OndeOnde said...

oh my my!!!!!
am drooling over here and it's 12 noon here now...lapaaaaarrr!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looking sooo good! Bet your hubs couldn't resist this berries tarts!

Yees in Texas said...

Made with lots of love, too. They really look great, Gert. Top with vanilla ice-cream, can?
~Louisa

Yatie_T said...

Gert,
delicious as usual. Glad to see your kitchen is back in business :)

Anonymous said...

Gert, I must say you are very good in cooking/baking, your tarts are so presentable. Wow the berries, never say no..it's yummy

- Kath

Aidan's Mama & Papa said...

gorgeous lookin tarts! i so wish you were my neighbour so i can learn how to bake like you! have a good weekend dear!

best wishes, always,
zaza

beachlover said...

Gert,your tart look so shinny and brown which I like.I bought few tart mold here and going to make some tart wt your receipe.Your dough recipe look so easy to follow..Thanks for sharing:)

beachlover said...

Gert,your tart look so shinny and brown which I like.I bought few tart mold here and going to make some tart wt your receipe.Your dough recipe look so easy to follow..Thanks for sharing:)

I Cook4Fun said...

Cat, me too. Like all kinds of berries.

Mamafami, it is delicious with a hints of sweet and tangy :)

ondehondeh, come over and have one :)

LCOM, yea he had 2 of :)

Louisa, good idea to have it with ice-cream.

Yatie, can't tutup for too long. Kena makan :)

Kath, I still have a lot to learn when comes to cooking and baking :)

Zaza, I wish to you are my neighbour too so you can teach me your crafts and I teach you baking :)

Lesley, is the egg wash and sugar that makes it shiny. Is not too difficult to make this tarts.

The Cooking Ninja said...

mmm...those are super yummy. I can't wait for those lovely fruits season to be in so that I can buy them cheap and yummy.

ummi said...

Hello Gert..how r u? Ur berries tart looked so nice n really drooled me...I might try it one day! Happy weekend n have a nice days ahead.. :D

Big Boys Oven said...

this is amazing! so fruity! what a marvellous bake!

A. Grace said...

are those single-serve? because i'm not sure i could stop at just one, especially if vanilla ice cream was involved... :)

A. Grace said...

are those single-serve? because i'm not sure i could stop at just one, especially if vanilla ice cream was involved... :)

I Cook4Fun said...

Cooking Ninja, the berries here are not in season yet that is why is so expensive.

Ummi, I am doing well. Thanks for asking. You too have a nice day :)

BBO, thank you.

Grace, thanks for your comment. Yes, is one serving each :)

chriesi said...

These are so cute!

I Cook4Fun said...

Thank you chriesi :)