Strawberry Tarts with Crème Patissière and Fresh Mint

Serves:

6

Preparation time:

15 minutes

Cooking time:

30 minutes

Ingredients

Tartlets

  • 1 pack of Jus Rol Short Crust pastry

Crème Patissière

  • 4 SuperValu eggs
  • 60g caster sugar
  • 25g SuperValu plain flour
  • 250ml SuperValu
  • semi-skimmed milk
  • 2 tbsp cornflour

Topping

  • 150g SuperValu strawberries
  • SuperValu mint
  • Icing sugar, for dusting (optional)

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Method

Step 1 - Tartlets

  1. Heat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas mark 4.

  2. Grease six small tart cases.

  3. Roll the pastry out and cut round a saucer to make six circles. Put each one into the cases.

  4. Bake the empty pastry cases for ten minutes then remove from the oven and brush with the beaten egg.

  5. Bake for another five minutes until lightly golden brown. Remove and leave to cool.

Step 2 - Crème Patissière

  1. Whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until light and creamy.

  2. Heat the milk until it comes to the boil then remove from the heat.

  3. Add the flour and cornflour to the egg mix and combine well.

  4. Pour in the hot milk and beat together. Return to the pan and bring to the boil stiring all the time. As soon as it thickens remove from the heat, leave to cool and cover with cling film to stop a skin forming on the top.

  5. Pour the crème patissière into the pastry cases.

Step 3 - Topping

  1. Wash the strawberries, remove the stalks and chop in half. Place them onto the crème patissière.

  2. Garnish with fresh mint and a dusting of icing sugar.