Sunday, March 08, 2009

Cream Cheese Tarts

I remembered baking tarts like these when i was in school at domestic science class. If i could bake these when i was 14 or 15, then i should be able to bake them again but i do not have a recipe. It is not that difficult, get a short crust pastry recipe and then the filling, which is a cream cheese cake, put them together and there you have - a tart.


Short Crust Pastry:

4 ozs butter

2 ozs fine granulated sugar

1 egg

7 ozs all-purpose flour


2 ozs butter

4 ozs fine granulated sugar

1 egg

4 ozs self rising flour

4 ozs cream cheese

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp milk

Raspberry jam

Almond slivers

Glazed cherries


Preheat oven to 350f.

To make the pastry:

Cream butter and sugar, lightly then mix in egg and cream well.

Add in flour and mix well until a dough is formed.

Leave in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

Roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into circles a little larger than the tart moulds. Line the tart moulds with the cut pastry and dock the base by using a fork.

Fill the pastry with a teaspoon of raspberry jam

To make the filling:

Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add in egg and vanilla extract.

Fold in the flour and milk and mix well to combine.

Top raspberry jam with the cream cheese filling.

Decorate with almond slivers and cherries.

Bake for 30 minutes.



Anonymous said...

Yes Aunty Lily, I remembered my first ever Kelas Perdagangan. You see, I am from the Science class, our PE teacher decided to let us "unwind" and bake our own muffin. (She is a Domestic Science Teacher, has 20+ years of experiences). It was a wonderful experience - for a bunch of 15 years old. I didn't really get to bake again, until recently. Still bring back good memories.

ck said...

Hi Lily,

The recipe you mentioned is actually called Maids of Honour (kek keju gadis mulia).
Have a good day.


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