Strawberry custard Tartlets..

Racquel Sweeney


These are a lovely wee treat , especially if you have some body coming for tea..
I remember my Grandmother making these , and she and I would be out her back garden picking the strawberries . Mostly the strawberries would be used for jam making, but she would always leave some aside for these tartlets... so folks I hope you like and enjoy as much as my family does.... :)


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  • 1 c
    100g plain flour.shift.
  • 1/4 c
    50g cornstarch ( corn flour) shift.
  • 1 Tbsp
    heap of caster sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter (room temperature)
  • 2 Tbsp
    cold water.

  • 1 -1/2 c
    300ml milk
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2
    egg yolks beaten
  • 1/3 c
    caster sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    cornstarch (cornflour) to thicken custard.
  • ·
    pinch of ground nutmeg .

  • 9
    juicy strawberries
  • ·
    1 oz plain chocolate (4 squares melted down)
  • 2 Tbsp
    strawberry jam..

How to Make Strawberry custard Tartlets..


  1. Preheat the oven to 180c/350f. Grease your patty tray ,you only need 9 spaces to grease with little butter.
  2. for tartlet shells , in a large bowl shift in the flour, cornstarch ,add the butter . Rub altogether till it looks like bread crumbs ,add to that the caster sugar stir in well . add sufficient water to make a soft dough.
  3. Roll out the dough to about 1 cm in thicken , and with a round pastry cutter (I used a medium size cutter) cut out 9 circulars. place on to your patty tray , pierce the dough with a fork a few times ,so your pastry won't raise. Bake in your preheated over for about 8 minutes until lightly golden colour .Once ready leave to cool .
  4. For the a small pot heat the milk to just under boiling point .Whisk the egg yolks in a bowl, add the sugar, pinch of nutmeg and vanilla extract and whisk again ,use a electric mixer hand held one . Then whisk in the hot milk to the egg mixture into the bowl . Pour back out into the pot back on to a low heat on the stove and keep stirring . With a tablespoon take out from mixture 2 spoon fulls ,add to the cornstarch in a cup . Mix to a paste and add back to the pot of custard to thicken up ,constantly stirring when thicken remove from heat and leave to cool down ..
  5. In a small bowl melt the chocolate , in the microwave for about 10 to 15 seconds , then with a pastry brush . Dip the brush into the chocolate and spread the hot chocolate onto the base of your pastry shells . Don't be shy with the chocolate make sure you brush plenty on ,and leave to cool.
  6. Put the 2 spoonful of jam into small bowl and heat in the microwave for 15 seconds , strain that so the jam has no bits in it and set a side . Wash and slice the strawberries. place all the pastry shells on to a plate , and fill with the cooled custard , dip each slice of strawberry into the jam glaze and place on top of tartlet usually one whole sliced strawberry to each tartlet . And there you have it a nice little treat especially coming up to Valentines.... I hope you enjoy these little goodies as much as my family and I do .... :)

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About Strawberry custard Tartlets..

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Irish
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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