Strawberry Cream Cheese Tarts

Wonderful tarts- Perfect for Party Dessert. Tarts are perfect for dessert, as everyone can pick up their own mini-helping and they look pretty and delightful. Also, i personally feel- as someone baking tarts, I would love to serve an assortment with varied fillings. For some reason- they seem healthier too, maybe because of their fruity nature. My quest for the right tart began ….

Special Instructions: examples: “Serves 4” “Time required: 20 min”

Ingredients:
For the Tarts;
200g flour
115g butter, melted
85g sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla (am fearful of the egg smell!)
1 tablespoon milk
1 egg yolk
For the Filling,
200g Thick Cream (available in Tetra Packs or double cream in case you have access to it)
1 Heaped Tablespoon of Goats cheese (Use cream cheese as an alternative)
4 Tablespoons Sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon milk (optional)
2-3 Crushed Strawberries or mixed berries150g chopped strawberries or mixed berries to garnish.
Chopped Kiwi for garnishing

Instructions:

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, butter and sugar to get a crumbly mixture. Add the egg yolk, cinnamon and vanilla and make dough. Keep the dough wrapped in cling film in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Line tart tins with the dough and line the dough with foil or fill with beans. Bake at about 180 degrees C, for about 15 minutes with the foil or until golden brown and for about 2-3 minutes without the foil. Remove the tray from the oven and let the tarts cool.
p.s. I grease the tart tins very lightly to ensure that they don’t break while removing.

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