Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Blueberry Cheese Tarts




We love family gatherings and Chinese New Year is just around the corner and this is the time when all the family members are gathered together again.  Making these delectable cheesy tarts again makes me happy.  They are lots of blueberries at the supermart ...it is berries season again.  They are easy to make and blueberries in cheese cream fillings mmmmm yummy !   Using a food processor has make it easier for working wives like me. Just blitz everything in the processor and you get a nice pastry. Thank God a food processor was invented..making it so much easier for people like me . A few pulses and the dough is done...isn't that quick (",).  


You may have noticed that the paper liners were far too big for the tarts :) for these are the only size available in my pantry ^____*


Blueberry Cheese Tarts
( adapated from Alex Goh's Irresistible Pastry )
Sweet Pastry

Ingredients:
(A)
200 gm butter
100 gm icing sugar
¼ tsp vanilla essence

(B)
1 egg

(C)

420 gm flour
1tbsp milk powder

Method:


1. Cream (A) lightly and add in (B). Cream until smooth.
2. Add in (C) and mix until well blended.
3. Press it into the tart mould

* the weight of pastry is 780 gm

Filling:
Ingredients:
(A)
250 gm cream cheese
40 gm sugar
25 gm butter
(B)
1 egg
(C)
25 gm whipping cream
(D)
20 gm flour

Topping:
some canned blueberry pie filling

Method:

1. Press the sweet pastry into the tart mould. Prick some holes onto the pastry shell and bake at 190º for 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Leave it to cool.

2. Filling: Cream (A) until light and smooth. Add in (B) and cream until well blended. Add in (C) and mix until well combined. Lastly add in (D) and mix until well incorporated.

3. Put the cheese filling into the baked pastry shells. Place some blueberry jam onto it and swirl it into a marbling effect.

4. Bake at 200º C for 10-12 minutes.

Note: Baking the cheese filling for too long will cause it to crack. If you want it to look more attractive, glaze it with apricot gel.


Have a great Monday !


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