Friday, June 17, 2005

Super Strawberry Tart SHF # 9

Well I finally found my first batch of local Ontario strawberries and just in time for Sugar High Friday Tart event. Hope you all enjoy it.

Super Delicious Strawberry Custard Tart
From Every Kitchen Tells Its Stories

Hands-on time: 20 minutes
Total Baking time: 15 minutes
Total Fridge time: at least 1 hour


Crust (double for large flan)
1 cup flour
2 tbsp sugar
6 tbsp butter (cold, cut into ½“ pieces)
1 egg yolk

Filling (double for large flan)
1 cup milk
2 egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp flour

Strawberries, hulled and cut in half (enough to fill the flan in single layer)
Currant jelly

For crust:
1. Sift together flour and sugar. Cut butter into flour & sugar.

2. Stir in yolk and quickly gather mixture together with hands and press into greased flan pan.

3. Bake at 425° F for 12-14 minutes or so, until golden brown. Transfer crust to rack to cool. Remove flan rim once cake is cooled ( at least 30 minutes).

For filling:
1. In small saucepan, bring milk almost to a boil and set aside.

2. Combine yolks, sugar, and vanilla in a bowl and beat until it makes ribbons (3-4 minutes). Beat in flour.

3. Add milk slowly, beating constantly.

4. Pour custard back into pot and bring to boil stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Reduce heat and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes (5 minutes for a large flan), until very thick.

5. Pour custard into cooled tart shell. Place strawberry halves, cut side down working from center out or outer rim toward center. Paint with a glaze of melted currant jelly and chill until serving time.

Equipment, Tips & Variations

8" flan with removeable bottom serves 4-6
10-12" serves 8-10

Blueberries are also wonderful. You can use them instead of or with strawberries.


Ruth Daniels said...

Thanks, it's also super easy.

I can't wait for Taste Canada, I've already planned to make BBQ salmon marinated in maple syrup and bourbon - oh well MOST of the ingredients are Canadian.

Anonymous said...

hi ruth! that's a beautiful strawberry tart!

Anonymous said...

Sarah, glad you like it. What I like best is that it's so easy and gets oohs and ahhs.

By the way, I love your site and will visit often.

Anonymous said...

YIKES!!! on the gorgeousness of your strawberry pie...and I know how gorgeous it TASTES too!

Sally said...

You make it sound so easy! I love this classic strawberry tart, can't wait to try it--must do before the strawberry season ends.And when it does, I'll be making it with other fruits. Thanks for a great recipe