Coffee Tarts

Coffee Tarts

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Kathy Van Houten

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Nice little snack.Great for parties.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
40 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg
    pie crust chilled(or 1 recipe sweet short crust chilled
  • ·
    butter for greasing
  • ·
    all purpose flour for dusting
  • 8 oz
    milk
  • 4 oz
    plain chocolate chopped
  • 2 tsp
    instant coffee granules
  • 2 Tbsp
    castor sugar(super fine sugar)
  • 2 large
    eggs
  • 2
    egg yolks
  • ·
    for decoration
  • 7 oz
    heavy cream, cold
  • 2 Tbsp
    powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    rum or rum extract
  • 11/2 tsp
    instant coffee dissolved in one teaspoon boiling water
  • ·
    white chocolate curls to decorate
  • ·
    sifted cocoa to dust

How to Make Coffee Tarts

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.Lightly grease a 12 section muffin tin with butter.On a lightly floured surface roll out chilled pastry dough and cut in four inch circles re roll trimmings as needed.Gently place in prepared muffin pan and use fork to prick bottom of crusts.Chill for 15 minutes.Use pie weights or dried beans to weight crusts and bake for10 minutes.
  2. Remove the weights and bake for another 2-3 minutes or until slightly crisp.Turn oven down to 325 degrees.
    While the pie crusts are cooking heat the milk just to boiling point in small sauce pan.Add the chocolate.coffee and castor sugar and leave to stand off the heat until chocolate has melted.Then stir to combine.
  3. Beat the eggs and yolks in a mixing bowl,gradually whisk in the warm milk mixture until smooth.
    Pour the custard mixture into pastry shells and bake
    for about 15 minutes or until just set.Allow to cool in tin for 10 minutes then loosen with a butter knife.Transfer to wire rack to cool.
  4. Whip the (cold) heavy cream in a cold mixing bowl until soft peaks form.Add the sugar,rum and coffee
    and whisk until thick.Spoon over the tarts and decorate with white chocolate curls and dust with powdered cocoa.

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About Coffee Tarts

Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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