Flaky Tart Crust

Flaky Tart Crust

This is really flaky and crisp, not to mention easy! It only has a few ingredients and takes just 10 minutes.

Ingredients: 1 round tart pan

80 g
25 g
Egg yolk
Plain flour
150 g
Egg whites for finishing touches
1 egg


1. Bring the butter to room temperature and soften in the microwave.
2. Add the sugar and use a whisk to mix.
3. Add the egg yolk and continue mixing.
4. Add the sifted flour and use a rubber spatula to blend it in by pushing against the bowl. It should form a lump.
5. If you have time, chill in the refrigerator for the flavors to meld.
6. Spread it out and put it in the tart pan. Use a fork to poke holes in the bottom.
7. Bake in a preheated 180°C oven for 30-50 minutes. After it has baked, thinly coat the surface with the egg whites and then bake for another 3 minutes.
8. If you're adding a filling, add it after it has baked for about 15-30 minutes. Coat with the egg white, bake for 3 minutes, add the filling and bake for 40 minutes.
9. Adjust the baking time necessary for the filling.
10. If egg whites are too much work, you don't have to use it, but it will prevent the filling from soaking into the crust and will improve the buttery flakiness of the tart.
11. Egg tarts.
12. Strawberry tarts.
13. Apricot tarts.
14. Orange tarts.

Story Behind this Recipe

My boyfriend loves tarts, so I've been making them 4 times a month! Since I'm always making and editing the recipe, I finally found an easy and manageable crust!