Milk Tart Fruits Tarts

Make a large one of several small one if you wish!

Sweet pastry

Ingredients

60g                 unsalted butter – softened
40g                 icing sugar – sieved
1                      egg yolk
125g                plain flour
1 tbsp             water

Method

  • In a large bowl, mix together the icing sugar and egg yolk and then add the creamed butter to give a smooth appearance.
  • Add the flour to the butter mixture and rub together using your fingertips until it becomes sandy in texture.
  • Add the water, then mix and press together.
  • Lightly flour your work surface and place the dough on it.       Knead with the palms of your hands until it is well blended, more vigorously for the last few seconds.
  • Wrap in cling film and refrigerate.

Milk tart filling

Ingredients

950ml            milk
2 tbsp             corn-flour
225g               sugar
3                      eggs
2 tbsp             flour
1                      vanilla pod, cut length ways and deseeded
1 tbsp             butter
1 tsp               cinnamon

Method 

  • In a saucepan, bring the milk to a boil and infuse with the vanilla pod.
  • Beat the eggs and add the sugar, flour and corn-flour.
  • Combine well.
  • Pour the boiling milk into the egg mixture and whisk constantly.
  • Return to stove and whisk constantly until the mixture thickens.
  • Add the butter.
  • Remove the vanilla pod and pour into the cooked shell.
  • Decorate with a sprinkle of cinnamon & fresh fruit.