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13 January, 2016

Kiwi tartlets

Comments : 16 Posted in : Desserts on by : Daniela Anderson Tags: , ,

My oh-so-pretty kiwi tartlets, although not 100% guilt free, do make me feel better about breaking my New Year’s Resolutions once again. After all, they are topped with a delicious fruit that is packed with vitamin C (an even higher amount than oranges have) and vitamin K, plus many other vitamins that are essential to a healthy body. Do make sure that the fruit are ripen though, as in this way they will be sweet and juicy.

The amounts listed below are enough for 2 tartlets, (depending on the size of your tart tins, mine are a tad larger than a standard mini tart tin).

Kiwi tartlets

Ingredients:

For the pastry:

  • 100 g plain flour
  • 50 g butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
Kiwi tartlets

Kiwi tartlets

For the filling:

  • 100 g heavy cream
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 3 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla essence

To decorate:

  • 3  kiwis

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  • Sift the flour in a large bowl.
  • Cut the butter in small cubes, then add it to the flour and rub it in with your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Add the icing sugar and milk and knead the dough into a ball.
  • Cover the bowl with clingfilm and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Transfer the dough to the working surface and use a rolling pin to roll the dough into an approximately 1/4 cm thickness.
  • Carefully roll it around the pin, then line 2 tart tins, pressing gently around the edges and the base.
  • Cover with baking sheet, then fill the tart tins with ceramic baking beans. This will prevent the dough from shrinking in the oven.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, then remove the sheet and ceramic baking beans and bake for a further 5 minutes.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • To make the filling, add the heavy cream to a bowl, mix in the eggs, sift in the icing sugar and add the vanilla essence.  Mix well.
  • Fill the 2 pastries with the cream mixture, then bake for 10-15 minutes until the cream is set and firm to touch.
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely.
  • Decorate with kiwi.

Enjoy! 😊

Kiwi tartlets

Kiwi tartlets

Kiwi tartlets

Kiwi tartlets

Kiwi tartlets

Kiwi tartlets

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