1/2 tsp salt
1 Tblsp sugar
12 Tblsps cold unsalted butter, diced
1/2 cup ice water
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup maple butter, melted
1 Tblsp butter, melted
1 large egg
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup pecans, finely chopped
Pastry tart base:
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and sugar. Cut the butter into the flour with a pastry cutter, or knives, until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs. Slowly add the ice cold water until you can form a dough ball.
Tip the dough onto a lightly floured surface, and knead a few times, then shape into a disc and place in plastic wrap. Chill in the fridge for about 2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 325F/160C.
I bought disposable mini pie shells, but any mini pie shells will work.
Remove the dough from the fridge and on a floured surface, gently knead down the dough with your hands until its a bit more flat. Roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thick (fairly thin).
Taking a mini pie shell, place onto the rolled out dough, and trace 1/2 inch extra around the shell with a knife. Remove the pie shell, and lift out the circular cut-out of dough. Sprinkle some flour in the bottom of the pie shell, then gently place the dough cut-out into the pie shell. Cut off excess dough around the edges, and pinch the edges to the shell. Repeat this process until all the dough is used.
Place the tart bases in the fridge to cool while preparing the filling.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, melted maple butter, melted butter, salt and vanilla. Slowly add the egg to ensure you don’t get lumps in the batter, in case the butters haven’t cooled enough after being melted.
Remove the tarts from the fridge. Put 1 heaping Tblsp chopped pecans in each tart. Pour the filling mixture evenly among the tarts.
Bake for 18-20mins until golden brown.
Makes about 16 mini tarts.
My look for this week is inspired by Canada… more specifically, when I first saw these pants I thought they were mini red maple leaves instead of polka dots (wasn’t wearing my glasses.) Casual and comfortable but making a statement, I love this look for summer!
|Mid street style… Checking the photos.|
|I’m wearing –
Sergio Rossi shoes, vintage polka dot pants, Zara top