Cook It , Step by Step by Dk and today I am thrilled to be able to share a recipe extract straight from the book with you all. How good do these Strawberry tarts look? Kids will love to make them.Yesterday I the kids cook book
Strawberry tarts recipe
These pretty pastries taste as good as they look! You can also make them with other types of soft fruit.
• 225g (8oz) ready-made shortcrust pastry
• 150g (51/2 oz) mascarpone cheese
• 1/2 tsp vanilla extract •
2 tbsp icing sugar
• 175g (6oz) strawberries or other soft fruit
• 4 tbsp redcurrant jelly •
15ml (1 tbsp) water
Preheat the oven to 200 ̊C (400 ̊F/Gas 6). Thinly roll out the pastry, then using the fluted cutter, cut out 8 circles. Press the pastry circles into a bun tin.
Line the cases with baking parchment and fill them with dried beans. Cook for 10 minutes, then remove the beans. Return to the oven for 3 minutes. Cool in the tin
Transfer the cases to a cooling rack. Place the cheese and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Sift over the icing sugar, then beat with a wooden spoon until smooth.
Place the strawberries on a chopping board. Remove the green stalks from the strawberries. Then use a knife to cut them in half or quarters if they are large.
When the pastry cases are completely cool, use a teaspoon to fill them with the mascarpone and vanilla mixture. Arrange the strawberries over the top.
Place the redcurrant jelly in a small pan with the water and cook over a low heat, stirring until the jelly has dissolved. Brush this over the strawberries.