How To Make BerryWorld Mini Fruit Tarts. Happy Saturday. Are you looking for some sweet little cakes to make for your Summer BBQ?
These gorgeous little puff pastry tarts can be made with any berries and are just right for a garden party or barbeque.
How To Make BerryWorld Mini Fruit Tarts:
Preparation time: 10 minutes plus 1-hour cooling time
Cooking time: 25 minutes
What You Need:
For The Creme Patissiere:
½ vanilla pod
40g caster sugar
2 egg yolks
14g corn flour
For The Pastry Cases:
1 pack ready rolled puff pastry
Berries of your choice to decorate
What To Do:
1.) Start with the creme patissiere filling, put the milk and seeds scraped from the vanilla pod into a heavy based saucepan and bring to the boil. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl or large jug whisk together the sugar, egg yolks and cornflour to a smooth paste.
2.) When the milk is boiling, pour into the egg mixture whilst whisking. Continue to whisk as you return it all to the pan. Keep whisking on a low/medium heat until it returns to the boil and thickens. Boil for 3 minutes.
3.) Pour the creme patissiere into a bowl and press a sheet of cling film down onto the surface, to prevent a skin from forming, and cool in the fridge.
4.) Heat oven to 210C/190C fan. Lay the pastry flat on the work surface, still on its baking paper and roll to the thickness of a pound coin. Use a 7.5cm pastry cutter to cut pastry disks then use a smaller cutter and gently press to score a smaller circle inside. Take care not to cut all the way through.
5.) Put each disk into a 12-hole bun tin then paint on a little milk and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 15 minutes until golden and puffed up. Leave to cool then gently press down the centre of each tart to leave a puffed rim around the edge.
6.) When everything is cool, spoon or pipe the creme patissiere into the pastry cases and top with your choice of berries.
Note: If using less sweet berries such as blackcurrants or gooseberries you can choose to make them into a quick compote. Heat the berries in a pan with a few spoons of sugar and a dash of water. Taste and add more sugar to suit your taste and tartness of the berries.
How To Make BerryWorld Mini Fruit Tarts.
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