Orange Tarts

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Difficulty: Hard

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  • For Tart Shells:
  • 200 gms - plain flour
  • 100 gms - butter
  • 2 to 3 tbsp - ice cold water
  • For Filling:
  • 1 cup - orange juice
  • 1 cup - condensed milk
  • 1 tbsp - China grass
  • 1 tbsp - orange rind
  • 4 to 5 drops - orange colour
  • 1 to 2 drops - orange essence
  • For Topping:
  • 1 cup - sweetened whipped cream
  • Canned or glazed cherries or tutti frutti pieces

How to Make Orange Tarts

  • Cut cold butter into flour with knife. Mix with fingertips till mixture looks like bread crumbs. Add cold water little by little to make a stiff dough.
  • Do not handle too much but bring together in a lump.
  • Roll into rounds to fit tart moulds keeping rounds 1/8 inch thick.
  • Prick all over with a fork and repeat for remaining dough.
  • Preheat oven at 160 degrees C for 10 minutes.
  • Bake blind in oven for 10 minutes or till tarts change colour slightly.
  • Cool tarts to room temperature.
  • Warm orange juice with crushed China grass.
  • When grass dissolves fully, transfer to a deep vessel.
  • Stir till mixture becomes transparent and even.
  • Add condensed milk and beat with hand beater till mixture is smooth.
  • Add in essence, rind and colour and beat to blend flavours and colour.
  • Chill mixture till thick but not fully set.
  • Put dollops of filling in each tart.
  • Top with a swirl of whipped cream and a cherry.