Preparation time 30 minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes
Cost per tart 36p
225g/8oz plain flour
50g/2oz icing sugar
100g/4oz butter, diced
2 egg yolks
200ml/7fl oz double cream
25g/1oz icing sugar
2 tbsp elderflower cordial
400g/14oz strawberries, sliced
75g/3oz redcurrant jelly
make the pastry, put the flour into a bowl, add the icing sugar and butter then
rub in the butter with fingertips or an electric mixer until it resembles fine
crumbs. Stir in the egg yolk then
squeeze together with fingertips to make a dough, adding a little water if
lightly then roll out thinly on a lightly floured surface. Cut out 10cm/4in circles using a large biscuit
cutter then press circles into buttered sections of a 12 hole deep muffin tin.
Prick bases with a fork and chill for 15 minutes.
each tart with a circle of greaseproof paper and some dried lentils or baking
beans and bake blind in a preheated oven set to 190oC/gas mark 5 for 10
minutes, remove paper and lentils or beans and cook for 3-4 minutes until pale
golden. Leave to cool.
- Remove pastry cases from the tin, arrange on a serving plate. Whip the cream with the icing sugar and elderflower cordial until it forms soft swirls. Spoon into the tart cases. Arrange the strawberries on top. Warm the redcurrant jelly in a small saucepan until melted then brush over the tarts. Serve within 30 minutes of decorating.