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Summer berry tartlets

Summer berry tartlets

Use a medley of blue and red berries to make this tart stand out – blueberries, strawberries and raspberries work well.

Ingredients

For the pastry
For the filling
To serve

Preparation method

  1. For the pastry, place the ground almonds, plain flour, caster sugar and butter into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

  2. With the motor running, slowly add the water, until the mixture comes together to form a dough. Turn out onto a floured work surface and lightly knead to bring together. Shape into a ball, cover with cling film and leave to chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.

  3. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5.

  4. Remove the pastry from the fridge and discard the cling film. Roll the pastry out on a lightly floured work surface to a thickness of 0.5cm/¼in. Cut out circles using a 6cm/2½in biscuit cutter.

  5. Use the circles of pastry to line the holes of a small muffin tin. Line each ‘case’ with greaseproof paper and fill with baking beans. Blind bake the cases for 15 minutes, or until the pastry is golden-brown and crisp. Remove from the oven and remove the baking beans and paper. Leave the cases to cool on a wire rack until cool enough to handle.

  6. For the filling, mix the crème fraîche and the lemon curd together until smooth and well combined.

  7. To serve, spoon the filling into each tart case. Top with the berries and dust with icing sugar.

30 mins to 1 hour preparation time

10 to 30 mins cooking time

Serves 4-6

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