Almond Shortcrust Tartlets
We all grew up with tartlets. Now, we are going to be the ones to bake them for our children, loved ones, and guests. Only this time, we will make them more delicious but with fewer calories. Baking tartlets rather than buying ready-made ones in stores is much safer. We know all the ingredients we put in and we can adjust them according to our taste buds.
With this recipe, there will surely be nothing left of the 12 tartlets if you are serving it to your family. Undoubtedly, everyone will love to have a second tartlet. When with a guest, expect that you will be asked about this recipe. Every mom will definitely love to bake perfect tartlets for their kids.
Everybody loves tartlets for dessert. They come in individual pieces, so you may not need to cut and place them in separate saucers. This makes it easy for everyone else to have a second piece. Indeed, when the tartlets are almond shortcrust tartlets, it is hard to resist our cravings for more.
It is pretty straightforward to bake almond shortcrust tartlets. Bake them now for everybody to be happier.
1 1/2 cups of packet chilled dessert shortcrust pastry
1 level tablespoon of seedless raspberry jam
1/4 cup of butter, softened
1/4 cup of powdered sugar
1/4 cup of ground almonds
1 medium egg yolk
Few drops of almond extract
12 level tablespoon of flaked almonds
Icing sugar, for dusting
- Preheat oven to 200°C.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out pastry. Cut pastry to line bun-tray holes, using a cutter. Re-roll pastry as necessary.
- In a small bowl, mix the jam until it is runny. Place a very small amount of the jam in the base of each pastry case. Smear it out to cover the base.
- Beat the butter until really soft. Add sugar, egg yolk, ground almonds, and almond extract. Beat until smooth. Divide mixture between pastry cases, spreading it out slightly.
- Sprinkle flaked almonds on top.
- Bake tartlets in the center of the oven for 10 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 150°C, and extend cooking for another 10-15 minutes, or until lightly golden.
- Remove the tray from the oven and transfer it to a wire rack to cool. Dust with icing sugar just before serving.
- Pack in a suitable container and freeze. When it’s time to consume them, make sure that they are defrosted before dusting.
- You can decorate your tartlets with fresh blueberries when serving.
After baking your first almond shortcrust tartlets, there’s no doubt that you will be baking them very soon. Tartlets can last for a month, so the next time you bake, you can bake more. Just make sure the tartlets are cold enough before dusting with icing sugar. Tartlets can be slightly warmed before serving.
Tartlets are also perfect for breakfast for people who are always rushing to go out for work. Partner them with a glass of milk and you will be energized until your next meal. You can also serve them as snacks. They can complement any drink from fruit juices to coffee or tea. Bake more if you can.