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[Easy] Mini Strawberry Tarts with Soy Milk Custard

[Easy] Mini Strawberry Tarts with Soy Milk Custard

Individual strawberry tarts, perfect for popping in your mouth. The custard is made from soy milk and is really delicious.

Ingredients: 1 large tart (18 cm mold) or 8 small tarts (8 cm diameter madeleine molds)

Tart Crust
Cake flour
130 g
Butter
65 g
Sugar
45 g
Egg
1
Salt
a pinch
Soy Milk Custard
Soy milk (or milk)
150 ml
Egg
1
Cake flour
1 tablespoon
Sugar (if using milk, add more sugar)
2-3 tablespoons
Fruit, such as strawberries
as desired

Steps

1. [Recipe ID: 336078] Soften the butter. Transfer to a bowl and mix well. Add the sugar in 2-3 batches, and cream together until while and fluffy.
2. Add a dash of salt, then add the egg in 2-3 batches.
3. Sift the flour, then add to the mixture and mix in gently with cutting motions. It's okay if the mixture becomes dry and flaky at this stage.
4. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap or in a vinyl bag. Chill in the refrigerator until moist (about 1-2 hours).
5. Divide the chilled dough into 7 portions. Roll out each portion so that the surface area is about twice as large as the tart molds. They should be able 2-3 mm thick. Firmly line the molds with the dough and cut off any excess.
6. Poke the bottom of the crusts with a fork to prevent them from puffing up in the oven. Bake at 180°C for about 20 minutes.
7. Presentation: Before eating, sprinkle with powdered sugar. Be sure to pat the fruit dry before sprinkling, otherwise it will just dissolve.
8. [Recipe ID: 346278] For the custard, beat together the eggs and sugar in a heatproof bowl until white. Add the flour, then add the soy milk (lukewarm) a little at a time, mixing as you go.
9. Lightly wrap with plastic wrap and heat for a minute at a time in the microwave four times (total of four minutes). When heating, take out after every minute and stir well. After about 3-3 1/2 minutes, the custard will suddenly become thick, so be careful not to overheat!
10. Once the tart crusts and custard have cooled down, transfer the custard into the tart crusts. Drain and pat dry the washed fruit and top your tarts with it.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make tarts that didn't need to be cut. Since you make the custard in the microwave, it's super quick and easy!
When strawberries are in season, these make great gifts.