Sunday, January 8, 2012


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

For sweet tart dough


  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


  • 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


  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


  • 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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