Tarts are me favorite! I love the way it melts in the mouth. It can be topped however you like, with custard, cream, fruits etc. Though savouring it to the last bite is so easy, but making it is quite the opposite. I wouldn’t say it’s difficult, but yes, there are certain steps and if you go wrong, you’re tart will end up being not so great. I have tried n number of tart recipes and I must tell you, I’ve found that little trick to get my tarts perfect. Yay!! This recipe makes such yummy tarts, it would be highly impossible to not include it in your dessert planning.
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, cubes and chilled ( keep butter in the freezer for 10 minutes before using)
1/4 cup approximately, chilled water
1/4 cup sugar
In a bowl, mix flour and sugar. Now add the butter cubes and mix well with hand.
The texture should become grainy.
Now add water 1 tsp at a time and mix to form a dough. Be very careful here. Adding all the water at once will spoil your dough. So be extremely careful to add little by little as required.
Wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
Now roll it in between two sheets of baking paper, about 1/4th inch thick.
Carefully lift and place on the tart tin.
Remove the excess.
Take a sheets of aluminum foil about the size of the tart tray. Grease with a little butter and place on top of the dough in the tart tin. Refrigerate for an hour.
Now bake in a preheated oven for about 10 minutes along with the foil. Remove it and cook for another 2-3 minutes till the color of the tart becomes slightly brown. Be careful not to overcook.
Let it cool completely.
Now fill it with your favorite fillings and enjoy!!