Friday, 8 June 2012

Midyear Resolution

I have been pretty slack lately!! My (late) New Year's resolution is to do at least one blog post a week. Starting today!
Cooking~ #1. (I will do a series of posts on different topics.)

Today's Recipe~ Berry Custard Tarts
Flaky Pastry
1 & 1/2 cups plain flour              Combine flour and baking powder in a bowl. Dip butter in flour
1 tsp baking powder                   to prevent it sticking to the grater and grate butter into flour.
125g cold butter                          Rub into flour. Mix vinegar and milk together and mix into flour
1 tsp white wine vinegar           mixture to form a stiff dough.                                                      
1/2 cup milk                                Roll out thinly and line greased tins with pastry rounds. Blind
Custard~egg-free                       bake using foil and rice for 10-12 mins. Remove foil and rice
1/4 cup cornflour                      and bake for a further 5 mins. Meanwhile, make custard. Whisk
1/4 cup brown sugar                 cornflour & sugar together, pour in milk and add butter. Heat,
2 tbsp butter                                   whisking, until butter is melted, bring to boil. Keep stirring
2 cups milk                                       until thick and smooth. Fill pastry cases, bake until custard is
Topping                                             set, leave to cool. Top each tart with 2-3 berries and chopped
1 cup fresh or frozen defrosted     chocolate. Serve at room temperature for dessert. These also
mixed berries                                               make an elegant afternoon tea.
1/2 cup white or milk
chocolate buttons, roughly chopped
1 12-hole muffin pan
12 squares tinfoil or baking paper
approx. 1 cup uncooked rice. 
My sisters and I have a Jane Austen club, and I made these for our outdoor afternoon tea. We dressed up and sat under our gazebo.
I couldn't get a photo this time.
Next week, Sewing and Costume post #1~ My Favourite Costumes


  1. Sorry about that, the writing is a bit out of place. I don't know why it did that. Hope it's still readable.

  2. Yeah, it's still readable, Beth! Photos Please!!!!