Tart ( Eggless Desserts Recipe)


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Cute and small, thick and crusty, tarts form a great base for desserts. They are usually made of flour, salt and butter, but ingredients like almonds might be added for a special touch.

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Cute and small, thick and crusty, tarts form a great base for desserts. They are usually made of flour, salt and butter, but ingredients like almonds might be added for a special touch. Rubbing the butter lightly with your fingertips while making tarts is an art that you can perfect with practice. Only ice-cold water should be added during preparation, else the butter will melt making it sticky. Tarts taste great by themselves, but they are also used in delicious recipes like strawberry tarts, fruity chocolate tarts and many more.

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Tart ( Eggless Desserts Recipe) recipe - How to make Tart ( Eggless Desserts Recipe)

Preparation Time:    Baking Time:  15 min.   Baking Temperature:  200ºC (400ºF)   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 10 tarts (10 tart )
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Ingredients
1 3/4 cups plain flour (maida)
a pinch of salt
3/4 cup butter (at room temperature)
Method
    Method
  1. Sieve the flour and salt together on a plate.
  2. Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips and mix well.
  3. Gradually add ice-cold water (approx. 3 tbsp) and knead well to make a stiff dough and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  4. Lightly flour the rolling pin and pastry board and keep aside.
  5. Knead the dough again, divide it into 10 equal portions.
  6. Roll out a portion of the dough into a 100 mm. (4”) diameter circle. Place the circle into a 75 mm. (3”) diameter tart case and press the circle gently around the sides of the tart case.
  7. Repeat step 6 to make 9 more tarts.
  8. Prick all over the tarts with the help of a fork.
  9. Arrange the tarts on a baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200ºc (400ºf) for approx. 10 to 15 minutes.
  10. Cool the tart cases and use as required.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. Greasing of tart moulds is not necessary, unless the moulds are new.

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How to make eggless tart shells

  1. Sieve the flour and salt together in a deep bowl.
  2. Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips and mix well. Rub until all of the butter is mixed in and you're left with a grainy looking mixture.
  3. Knead well to make a stiff dough. Ideally, it should come together as the butter will melt with the heat of your palms. If not, then gradually add ice-cold water (approx. 3 tbsp) to make the dough.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes. This will prevent the tart from shrinkage when placed in the tin.
  5. Knead the dough again, divide it into 10 equal portions. Do not over-knead. Kneading leads to the development of gluten which is exactly what we do not want in this case.
  6. Lightly flour the rolling board.
  7. Roll out a portion of the dough into a 100 mm. (4”) diameter circle.
  8. Place the circle into a 75 mm. (3”) diameter tart case and press the circle gently around the sides of the tart case. Ensure there are no air pockets when the pastry fits where the bottom and side of the pan meet.
  9. Repeat step 6 to make 8 more tarts.
  10. Prick all over the tarts with the help of a fork. This will prevent them from puffing up.
  11. Arrange the tarts on a baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200º C (400º F) for approx. 10 to 15 minutes. When the edges start to turn golden then the tarts are done. Do not overbake.
  12. Cool the tart cases and use as required.
  13. You can use this eggless tart recipe as a base and make dessert recipes like creamy lemon tarts, jam tarts or strawberry cheese tarts.
  14. Using the same eggless tarts as a base you can make savoury filling to make exciting snacks like cheesy corn tarts with caramelised onion or spinach tarts.

Handy Tip

  1. Greasing of tart moulds is not necessary, unless the moulds are new.


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Tart ( Eggless Desserts Recipe)
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 on 12 Feb 19 11:14 PM


Mam can we use whole wheat flour also half portion instead of maida
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Shruti, Yes, you can try. We have not experimented this in our kitchen.
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13 Feb 19 09:38 AM
Tart ( Eggless Desserts Recipe)
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 on 06 Feb 19 01:39 AM


Hi.. I am unable to understand the measurement of flour. Can u pls tell me. And also can it be baked in muffin tray or only tarts moulds to be used?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Neha, We have used 1 3/4 cup of flour. We have not tried making a muffin tray but, you can surely try. Moreover, muffin trays are deeper than tart pans so, this might result into uneven baking.
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06 Feb 19 09:11 AM
Tart ( Eggless Desserts Recipe)
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 on 02 Dec 18 09:09 AM


I have CKD and am not allowed to have butter. Can I use olive oil instead?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Anamit, Butter provides the necessary crumbliness to the tart. We have not tried using olive oil to make them.
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03 Dec 18 08:59 AM
Tart ( Eggless Desserts Recipe)
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 on 20 Jul 18 08:53 PM


Hello madam, can we make tart in microwave??? Once I made tart after one day it turned soft..can u tell me why this happened??
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Miloni, This is an oven recipe, you cannot make tarts in the microwave. Also, the tarts have a crumbly texture and are not crisp. Ensure that you cool them completely after baking to prevent them from turning soft on storage.
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21 Jul 18 08:44 AM
Tart ( Eggless Desserts Recipe)
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 on 23 Dec 16 11:36 PM


In a cafe I had mushroom tarts. But the tart layer was soft instead of crispy. As said in the above recipe, the tarts wud become crispier. But the ones I had in cafe were very soft. Wat s the difference? Can u pls help me out?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Sushmita, The tarts if rolled little thinly will get more crispiness and it all depends on the baking.
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24 Dec 16 08:31 AM
Tart ( Eggless Desserts Recipe)
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 on 01 Sep 12 09:44 PM


Simply hats off to Tarlaji.I would like to share a beautiful experiance with Tarlaji.Yesterday was my younger daughter's birthday,I chose to make tarts so that children will enjoy and to my surprise all the tarts were sold out like hot cakes.I made tarts in three sets,in the first set I used the butter,then the second set with margarine and the third set with vanaspati and all the three were extremely crispy and there was no compromise in the taste.I used Bhel as the filling and all the children loved it so much and they asked for the second and third piece and so on...Thanks to Tarlaji for this recipe.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for the feedback. Radhika , good to see innovation on your part. Happy cooking.
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30 Jun 18 09:25 AM
Tart ( Eggless Desserts Recipe)
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 on 27 Aug 12 01:45 PM


Have these tarts without any filling and they taste so good!!!!!