These cheese tarts need no introduction, i think many of us have probably baked this before. I was first introduced to these tarts at a local confectionery shop here many many years ago and i thought they were pretty cute and they tasted good too. But ever since i knew how to make these, i hardly buy from them anymore cos i think this is better. There are also quite a number of recipes available from the internet, Tatura has also got one from its product leaflet, 1 got mine from a baking class. You can also bake this in a normal size tart cases but i prefer them in petite size, i think they look more attractive and can just finish that in two bites. 1 or 2 pieces would be enough for me , got to watch my diet nowadays..
Recipe ( makes around 20 small tarts)
Ingredients A for Pastry
250gm plain flour
60gm icing sugar
Ingredients B for pastry
1/2 beaten egg + 1 tbsp water
For bake blind
some cupcake liners and beans
1.Using a food processor, mix flour, butter and icing sugar together until resembles breadcrumbs. Remove from the machine to a big bowl.
2.Add in the (B) to make into a dough. Rest for 15mins.
3.Using metal tart cases, make a layer of pastry . Put some beans into the cupcake paper cases and put it on top of the pastry and bake blind at moderate heat for 10mins ( bake at a slightly higher temperature than your normal butter cake, i baked mine at 150C )
4.Remove paper and beans and bake for another 10-15mins until the pastry looks dry and golden. Let it cool and remove from tart cases.
375gms cream cheese
90gms caster sugar
90mls emborg whipping cream
3 egg yolks
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
some blueberry pie filling
1. Using slow speed, beat cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Add in whipping cream and egg yolks slowly until well combined.
2. Stir in the lemon juice. Taste. You may want to add in more lemon juice if you want.
3. Using a piping bag, pipe the cheese fillings into the pastry .
4. Using another bag, add in blueberry pie filling into the centre of cheese and make designs using a bamboo stick or cake tester.
5.Bake for 15mins in a low temperature oven. ( i baked mine at 115C)
I'm submitting this to Aspiring Bakers #6 - Say Cheese ( April 2011 ) hosted by Jean from Noms I Must