Vanilla Custard Tart Recipe
The easiest, most delicious Vanilla Custard tart recipe you will ever find on the web. Bon appetit.
The easiest, most delicious vanilla custard tart recipe you will ever find on the web. Bon appetit.
– 2 cups plain (all-purpose) flour
– 200g cold unsalted butter, chopped
– ¾ cup icing sugar
– 1 egg yolk, beaten lightly
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 2 cups (500ml) milk
– 1 vanilla bean
– 3 eggs
– ½ cup (110g) caster sugar
– ¼ cup cornflower (corn starch)
– 1 teaspoon butter
Making the pastry:
- Preheat the oven at 1800.
- Sift flour into a large bowl and rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture is crumbly. Stir in the sugar and the egg yolk with the vanilla until the ingredients come together.
- Knead the dough lightly, wrap in a plastic bag and refrigerate for fifteen minutes.
- Grease a 20cm round loose-based fluted pan.
- Roll pastry on lightly flowered surface, or between sheets of baking paper, until large enough to cover the pan. Prick base all over with a fork so that the crust wouldn’t rise. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Cover the pastry with a butter paper. Add a weight over the pastry before baking (a simple bag filled with beans would do). This weight will also prevent the rise of the crust.
- Bake for around 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Making the vanilla custard:
- Place milk in medium sauce pan. Split the vanilla bean in half lengthways and scrape the seeds into the pan. Gently heat.
- Aside, whisk the eggs, sugar, and corn flour until combined.
- Add the egg mixture to the milk. Stir it over low heat until the mixture boils and thickens. Add the butter.
- Transfer the custard to a medium bowl and cover the surface with a plastic wrap to avoid forming a thick layer on top.
- Refrigerate for at least one hour.
The crust can be baked a day ahead and kept in an air tight container. Fill it on the day of serving.
Tarts are a classic desserts and are loved by many. You can top this tart with any kind of fruit, preferably fresh. I like to add mangos, strawberries or blueberries. What’s fun about making a tart is that you have many options, and you can play with the arrangements as much as you want. You can even try making them as mini tarts if you have a party; they would add colour and freshness to your table.
~ Don’t forget to follow Manal Massoud on Instagram, she’s sharing daily doses of edible magic!