I have been thinking to bake this delicious tart for a while. But somehow i have been putting it off. But few weeks back, i got the spirit to bake some tart and got into action. I know i dont have much tart recipes in my blog, but the cool thing is, when i baked it this tart, i got some excess pastry dough from this recipe. So i used them to make two more tart recipes as well, Mind of a food blogger:)
This recipes may seems long and time consuming. But it is so simple to put together, but the end result is so worth the time. It is crumbly buttery pastry topped with a cream delicious baked custard is heaven in a bite..
This custard tart recipe is a no fail and you can never go wrong in it if you follow my steps..
I am sure you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..
Preparation Time : 30 mins
Chilli Time : 30 mins
Baking Time : 1 hour 15 mins
Makes : One 9 inch tart
Recipe Source: independent.co.uk
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 2 cups / 240 grams
Unsalted Butter - 150 grams cubed and cold
Salt a pinch
Sugar - 3 tblspn
Egg - 1
For Custard Filling:
Cream - 350 ml ( I used Amul Fresh Cream)
Full Fat Milk - 100 ml
Vanilla Essence - 1 tblspn
Egg Yolks - 8
Sugar - 100 grams
Nutmeg Powder - 1 tsp
Start by making the pastry. Take flour, salt, cold butter in a bowl. Rub with your fingers so it forms coarse breadcrumbs like mixture. Add sugar and mix well. Make a well in the center and add in egg and mix well to make a dough. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and chill it for 30 mins.
Preheat oven to 180 Degree C.
Now take a 9 inch tart pan. Butter it well. Take the dough from fridge and roll it between two layer of cling wrap. Now place it over the tart pan and layer it evenly. Cut off the excess pastry. Now take parchment paper and crush it lightly. Lay it over the tart and fill the pastry with rice. Bake it for 20 mins.
Now remove the parchment with rice carefully. Brush it with some beaten egg and bake it again for 5 mins.
Remove the tart and set aside, while you make the filling.
Take cream and milk in a sauce pan and heat it up. It shouldn't boil, it should just start simmering.
While cream is simmering, take egg yolks in a bowl and add in sugar and vanilla. Beat this really well so it turns fluffy.
Now slowly pour over the cream mix while mixing it. Now the custard is done.
Now reduce the oven temp to 130 degree C.
Place the tart pan inside the oven tray and slowly pour the custard when it is inside the oven till the top so it doesn't spill any where.
Sprinkle over some niutmeg powder all over the tart and bake it for 30 to 40 mins.
The custard should have a little jiggle in the center.
Remove it, unmould it and chill it in fridge for 2 hours.
Slice and serve with a dusting of powdered sugar.
|Take all your pastry ingredients|
|Take flour in a bowl|
|add in salt|
|and cold cubed butter|
|rub it with your fingers|
|now it has become coarse|
|add in sugar|
|and a egg|
|mix well so it forms into a dough|
|cover the dough with cling wrap / plastic wrap|
|chill it in fridge for 30 mins|
|butter a 9 inch tart pan really well|
|take the dough out and place it between two sheets |
of plastic wrap
|roll it out between the plastic sheet, this helps |
in easy rolling
|place the tart pan over it, the rolled pastry should be |
bigger than the tart pan
|Remove the top layer of plastic wrap, and invert the |
pastry over the tart, using the help of cling wrap
|dont strech the pastry..just line the tart pan slowly..|
|once it is line..|
|remove the plastic wrap..|
|cut off the excess pastry|
|now this is one beautifully lined tart|
|now take a parchment paper..crush it|
|line it over the tart|
|fill it with rice|
|now it is baked|
|remove it and store the rice in a container..|
you can use this for your next tart baking.
|now we are going one step further..|
|crack open a egg|
|beat it slightly|
|brush the egg over the tart and bake it for 5 mins|
|This stops the custard making the pastry bottom soggy..|
|Now lets make the custard|
|take cream in a sauce pan|
|add in milk|
|add in vanilla|
|heat it..Dont let it boil, turn off the heat when |
it start simmering around the sides
|take yolks in a bowl|
|add in sugar|
|beat it really well|
|beat till the egg turns little flufy|
|slowly pour the cream milk in while mixing|
|now the custard filling done|
|reduce the oven temp to 130 degree|
|Put the tart in oven and pour the custard filling in|
|fill it till the top|
|take some nutmeg powder|
|sprinkle it all over it and bake|
|now let it cool a bit and unmould the tart by placing a |
bowl in the bottom of it and sliding the tart outer shell
|let it chill then dust it with powdered sugar, slice and serve|