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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Dessert : Cheese Tarts

A) SWEET SHORTCRUST PASTRY
(This pastry is used for egg tarts, cheese tarts, blueberry almond tarts, hazelnut tarts, fruit tartlets etc.)

Ingredients :

125 gm butter
63 gm icing sugar
250 gm all purpose flour
1 egg yolk
half teaspoon of vanilla essence
1 tbsp water

Method:

- Sift flour and sugar into mixing bowl.
- Rub butter into flour mixture until resembles coarse crumbles.
- Add in egg yolk, vanilla essence and water.
- Shape dough into ball and refrigerate before use.







B) CHEESE TARTS FILLING

Ingredients :

250 gm cream cheese (Philadelphia cream cheese)
20 gm butter
60 gm granulated sugar
1 egg

Method :
- Beat cheese, butter and sugar together till fluffy, add in egg and beat until well mixed.
- Pour mixture into baked tart shells.
- Bake at 180°C for 10 minutes.










Feel free to add blueberry jam, strawberry jam or chocolate topping.

Actual recipe taken from : http://www.bakewithyen.com/recipes/book3/book3-pg2.pdf

My verdict : Quite an easy recipe to follow, delicious and turned out perfectly every time.

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