Friday, October 19, 2012

Fruit Tart

It was my niece birthday and I baked this fruit tart for her. I was goggling for a pastry tart recipe and decide to use Okashi recipe instead. 

Receipe Source: Okashi by Keiko Ishida Pg.122

Short Pastry Crust
60g Cold unsalted butter
100g Pastry flour or top flour
1/4 tsp Castor sugar
1/8 tsp Salt
50g Ice-cold water

1. Combine butter cubes and flour in a plastic baf. Place in the freezer overnight.
2. Using a food processor, pulse butter and flour mixture, sugar and salt until the mixture resembles coarsr breadcrumbs. Add water and mix until a smooth dought is formed.
3. Place dough on a floured surface and knead lightly. Leave dough to rest in the refrigerator overnight.
4. Roll our dough to a thickness of 5mm on a floured surface. Brush away excess flour, then place dough over a 20cm or 22cm fluted tart in with a removable base. Gently press dough into the tin. Roll a rolling pin over the top of the tin to trim any excess dough. Prick dough with a fork, then leave to rest for abt 5 mins in the freezer before baking.
5. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
6. Place a sheet of aluminium foil over the chilled dough(w/o vovering the edges of the dough), pressing it well into the bottom edges. Place baking weights into the tart tin and bake for 20 mins. Carefully remove weights and aluminium foil when pastry just begins to change colour around the edges, then continue baking until light golden brown for another 10 mins.
7. If tart shell is to be filled and baked again, cover with aluminium foil and fill with pie weights, and bake only 10 mins, then bake according to instructions in recipe.
8. Remove from heat and leave to cool on a wire rack.

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