Monday, December 13, 2010

Cherry tart

Since its Cherry season! (and before Cherries get really expensive) why don't you try this recipe for Cherry tart? I actually got the recipe from a Coles magazine ^^ but turned out pretty good :)

1 1/2 cups Plain flour
100g cold butter, chopped
2-3 tbsp iced water
100g cold butter, chopped
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 eggs
100g almond meal
1/3 cup plain flour
500g cherries, pitted

1. Place flour in large bowl. Add butter and use fingertips to run in until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add water and mix with knife until mixture comes together.
2. Gather dough in a ball. Roll out pastry and fit into flan tin (34cm x 11.5cm). Chill for 20 min.
3. Preheat oven to 180oC. Line pastry with non-stick baking paper and fill with dried rice or beans. Bake for 15 min then remove dried rice or beans and cook for a further 15 min or until dry and lightly golden. Coll.
4. Filling: Beat sugar and butter with electric beater till light and creamy. Bean in vanilla essence. Add eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition. Folld in almond meal and flour. Spread into pastry case. Arrage cherries over the filling, pressing in slightly. Bake for 30 min or until set and golden brown. Cool and dust with icing sugar to serve.

we could have put more cherries.. but they were huge ^^" hehe

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