As I have been feeling quite low recently, I decided to bake something yummy to cheer myself up.
So I woke up early and felt just like making a nice fresh strawberry tart. I got inspired from a new patisserie which has just opened around the corner.
This is not quite like a French tart as it has less butter. It is not too sweet either.
The recipe comes from an old Italian book of mine.
To make a good tart all the ingredients should be cold, especially the butter straight from the fridge.
Try to work the ingredients together quickly, making a nice smooth dough; if it feels sticky put it in the fridge for 20 min.
- Prep Time : 40 minutes
- Cook Time : 25 minutes
Put the flour on your worktop and make a hole; add the butter cut into cubes and rub it with the flour with your hands. Add the egg, salt, sugar and vanilla.
Work the ingredients together quickly to form a smooth ball. Put it in the fridge for 20 min if you find it a bit sticky.
With a rolling pin roll the pastry flat and lay it into a flan baking tray. Pinch the pastry with a fork (or you can put some dry beans on it too avoid the formation of air bubbles).
Cook it in a pre-heated oven for 20 min for 190 C.
Make the gelatin according to the instructions on the packet or dissolve 2 tbsp of jam with 2 tbsp of hot water and brush it on the tart.
You can serve it with cream if you like.