Mini strawberry tarts

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It’s finally spring! Even if the weather is not perfect and it is not always sunny outside, you can feel the spring. You can feel it especially if you go for your grocery shopping. All those fresh herbs, red and shiny strawberries, rhubarb… It is so difficult to decide what to buy so I end up with massive bag of fruit and vegetables. My first package of strawberries I ate really quickly with my porridge and as a snack. They tasted great so I decided to buy some more and bake something sweet with them. Because what’s better than warm strawberry tarts made with fresh fruits and served ideally with vanilla ice-cream… heaven 🙂

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Ingredients:

  • 110 g unsulted butter
  • 180 g plain flour
  • 60 g icing sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • about 200 g strawberries
  • zest from 1 lime
  • icing sugar

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Preheat the oven to 170 degrees. Place the flour in a bowl.

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Add diced’ cold butter.

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Mix ingredients to create crumble.

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Add the icing sugar..

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… and egg yolk. Mix everything until you get a smooth dough.

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Roll the pastry about 4 mm thick.

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Place the pastry in a small tins. Use the beans or lentils to blind bake them. Place in the oven for 10 min. After that remove beans and bake for few more minutes- until the bottem baked.

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Prepare strawberries.

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Cut them in small pieces, add lime zest and pinch of flour. Mix it.

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That is how the pastry base should looked like. Now remove the excess of the pastry.

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From the remaining pastry you can prepare the topping.

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Fill the tins with strawberries.

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Top with the rest of the pastry and bake for about 20 min (until pastry gets golden).

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Enjoy it still hot wit ice-cream or custard. It will also taste amazing with vanilla whipped cream.

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