Strawberry cheese tarts recipe

Guess what?

My engineer finally came in today and fixed the phone line! After 2 months of agonising wait! But thanks to all my loyal blog followers who have not abandoned me through all the tough times waiting for my internet to be set up!

I have been baking today.

Decided to try out some strawberry cheese tarts!

Can I say how much I dislike the yellow lighting in my flat….grr…

 

Strawberry cheese tarts (adapted from Aunty Yochanna blueberry cheese tart recipe):

Ingredients for Pastry: (Makes about 14 nos.)

200 gm. Butter

120 gm. icing sugar

60 gm. beaten egg

400 gm. Plain flour

1/8 tsp. salt

1 tsp. vanilla essence

Ingredients for Cream cheese filling:

300 gm. Cream cheese

80 gm. icing sugar

1 tsp. lemon paste (alternatively 1 tsp. lemon rind and 1/2 tbsp. Lemon juice)

15 gm. vanilla essence

50 gm. whip cream

25 gm. cornflour – sieved

2 nos. large eggs

Some good quality strawberry Jam topping

Method:

(1) Cream butter, icing sugar till slightly creamy.

(2) Add in beaten eggs, salt, and vanilla essence.

(3) Fold in flour and mix into a dough. Leave in the fridge for 20 mins.

(4) Press dough into tart mould and cut off excess dough.

(5) Bake the tart mould till half-baked and let it cool slightly.

(6) Cream cream cheese and icing sugar till creamy.

(7) Add in lemon paste and vanilla essence.

(8) Add in eggs one at a time , beating well after each addition.

(9) Add in whip cream and mix evenly.

(10) Add in cornflour and mix evenly.

(11) Pour filling into half-baked tarts, scoop a little blueberry jam topping on top of filling and then use a skewer to swirl into a marble effect and bake in preheated oven at 180C for 10 to 15 mins. or till set.

(12) Leave to cool before serving.

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