Pastry Base for Tarts


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Prepare the Pastry base for tarts easily at home with this simple pastry base recipe at the tart cased with fruit or chocolate filling and serve as dessert or teatime snack item

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Pastry Base for Tarts recipe - How to make Pastry Base for Tarts

Preparation Time: Preparation Time : 10 mins.    Cooking Time: Cooking Time : 10 to 15 mins.   Total Time:    


1/2 cup plain flour (maida)
1/4 cup butter, frozen and cut into small pieces
2 tbsp cold milk


  1. Sieve the flour into a bowl.
  2. Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips till it resembles bread crumbs.
  3. Gradually, add enough cold milk to make a firm dough. refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Lightly flour the rolling pin and the pastry board.
  5. Roll out the pastry to line a 150 mm. (6") diameter tart mould.
  6. Prick with a fork at regular intervals.
  7. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 230°c (450°f) for 10 to 15 minutes or till golden brown.
  8. Cool completely.

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This recipe was contributed by vishakha_p on 28 May 2002

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