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Glazed strawberry tarts with elderflower cream

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This glazed strawberry tarts with elderflower cream recipe is perfect for afternoon tea. These dainty tarts have been topped with sliced strawberries but you may like to top with different fruits such as raspberries and blueberries or try with a mix of different fruits.

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Recipe courtesy of Seasonal Berries the strawberry growers of Britain.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:12
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

For the pastry

  • 225g 8 oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
  • 50g 1⅞ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
  • 100g 3½ oz Butter
  • 2 2 Egg yolk(s) (free range)

For the filling

  • 200ml 6⅞ fl oz Double cream
  • 25g 1 oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
  • 2tbsp 2tbsp Elderflower cordial
  • 400g 14⅛ oz Strawberries sliced
  • 75g 2¾ oz Redcurrant jelly

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 190°C (fan 170°C, gas mark 5).

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    To make the pastry, put the flour into a bowl, add the icing sugar and butter then rub in the butter with your fingertips or an electric mixer until it resembles fine crumbs.

    Ingredients for this step

  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Stir in the egg yolks then squeeze together with your fingertips to make a dough, adding a little water if needed.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 2 2 Egg yolk(s) (free range)
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Knead lightly then roll out thinly on a lightly floured surface. Cut out 10cm/4in circles using a large biscuit cutter then press circles into buttered sections of a 12 hole deep muffin tin. Prick bases with a fork and chill for 15 minutes.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Line each tart with a circle of greaseproof paper and some dried lentils or baking beans and bake blind for 10 minutes, remove paper and lentils or beans and cook for 3-4 more minutes until pale golden. Leave to cool.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Remove the pastry cases from the tin, arrange on a serving plate.

  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Whip the cream with the icing sugar and elderflower cordial until it forms soft swirls. Spoon into the tart cases.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 200ml 6⅞ fl oz Double cream
    • 25g 1 oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
    • 2tbsp 2tbsp Elderflower cordial
  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Arrange the strawberries on top. Warm the redcurrant jelly in a small saucepan until melted then brush over the tarts. Serve within 30 minutes of decorating.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 400g 14⅛ oz Strawberries sliced
    • 75g 2¾ oz Redcurrant jelly