What is in a tart?

What is in a tart?

A tart is a sweet or savory dish with shallow sides and only a bottom crust. Tart crusts are usually made from pastry dough: traditionally flour, unsalted butter, cold water, and sometimes sugar. The goal of forming this tart crust  is a firm, crumbly crust to protect the filling.

Tarts are baked in a pan with a removable bottom, or in pastry ring on top of a baking sheet so that it can be un-molded before serving.

The difference between Pie and Tart

While pies and tarts are two distinct things, they are close enough cousins that we will accept them both. A galette is another cousin who is invited to party. They are all baked desserts, wrapped in crust and filled with sweetness.

A pie is a sweet or savory dish with a crust and a filling. The sides of a pie dish or pan are sloped.

It can have a just a bottom, just a top, or both a bottom and a top crust. A pie crust is traditionally made of flour, salt, cold water, and lard (or shortening) but many pie crust recipes use a combination of fats such as butter, lard, or vegetable shortening, or just butter.

A galette is a round pastry wrapped and fruit filled dessert that is baked on a baking sheet. They are very easy to make because they are virtually formless.

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What is the filling in a fruit tart?

The classic filling for a fruit tart is pastry cream, or creme patisserie, which is a rich, thick custard made from a mixture of milk, vanilla, eggs, sugar, flour and cornstarch (a thickener) that is cooked on the stove.

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Kitchen Cheat Sheets

The whole chart includes weight and measurement conversions, butcher’s cuts, meat roasting times by weight (although we still think that temperature is a better way to measure doneness), cooking times for vegetables and gains, some handy food storage tips.

All the bits of interesting info you need when cooking such as metric conversions,cooking times, freezer storage etc.  Find and save ideas about Kitchen cheat sheets  here.


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A guide to flavoring with fresh, how to store fresh herbs – planting method & towel method

This guide has everything you need to know about how to properly store and cook with fresh herbs.
Use them to add flavor and freshness to your meals.

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Further reading about baking with herbs here.