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Fruits Tarts

Over the long weekend,4th July,I baked some fruit tarts.Actually I bought quite alot of fruit when we went to Smith Point Beach week before but Mishu and Elliot both just eat apple and still left plenty of others fruits.It's was raining over the long weekend,so the weather seem to cold down abit.I'm been dying to bake something and it's the right time for me to make use of the left over fruits.
I'm making the basic pie pastry from scratch.It's really simply and easy.


Ingredients for the Dough:


2 cups all purpose flour


1/4 tsp salt


4 oz shortening


3-4 tsp iced water



Ingredients for filling:


1/4 cup sugar


5-6 tbsp cornflour


1 dash salt


2 cups milk/half & half


4 egg yolks


1 tbsp vanilla



Fruit:


I punnet Blueberry


1 nectarine


1 mango


1 plum






Method:


1:Sift the flour and salt into a bowl.Add the shortening.Rub it into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture is crumb like.


2:Sprinkle 3 tbsp water over the mixture.Press the dough into a ball.If it is too dry form a dough,add the remaining water.


3:Wrap the ball of dough with plastic or saran wrap and refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes.


4:Preheat the oven at 400 F.


5:On a lightly floured surface,roll out the dough 1/4 thick.With a flute pastry cutter,stamp out 20 of 3 inch rounds.


6:Transfer the round to the mini tart pan and prepare to bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.




1:Prepare a pot add in the sugar, flour, and salt together. Add milk and egg yolks ,whisk until well mixed.


2:Place mixture over hot water over medium-low heat and cook until smooth and thick, stirring constantly. This should take about 10 minutes. Cool, stirring occasionally to prevent a "skin" from forming over the top of filling. Lastly add vanilla.Let it cool down .


3:Wash and cut all the fruits .Scoop the cream filling into the baked pastry tart halfway.Then top up with your favourite fruits.Ready to serve .


Note:


I chilled all the tarts before serving.If you notice,I used custard filling which is very creamy .Elliot love it and almost finish everyone except one left for me!.I'm going to try another flavor tart soon.Enjoy!


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8 comments:

Big Boys Oven said...
July 9, 2008 at 3:40 AM

awesome tarts! wow so many generous blueberries!

Kate / Kajal said...
July 9, 2008 at 6:40 AM

gimme one of these cute tarts now !!!
small servings of sweet delights ... my kinda desserts ! They look too cute :)

Little Corner of Mine said...
July 9, 2008 at 1:07 PM

Oh I love blueberries! Pass me two please!

ICook4Fun said...
July 9, 2008 at 4:15 PM

Fruit tarts is our fav dessert. We will never get bore with it. Can I have 2 or 3 too :)

Beachlover said...
July 10, 2008 at 5:43 PM

BBO:
Yalor,I forget to glaze the fruits tarts..aiyooo thanks for the reminder:)

kate/kajal:
Thanks you for your kind words!!

LCOM:
Sure no problem,but hubby finish all:(

icook4fun:
Gert..I just try one and Elliot finish all,so no more 2 or 3..but anyway,I just bought another 2 punnet at 3.00!! going to make big pie!!

Sweet Jasmine said...
July 10, 2008 at 10:23 PM

These are lovely....salivating already..!!

Anonymous said...
February 15, 2009 at 5:05 AM

Hi, i chance upon your website and i love the tart that you have baked. I will like to know what type of milk have you added in it? I went to the supermarket and realised that there are so many different types of milk (e.g. full cream, skim milk, evaporated milk etc)?

Thanks for your advice

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.