This is part 1 of my round up of cakes I made for our neighbourhood barbecue.
These little tarts are inspired by a Waitrose recipe for a large white chocolate and strawberry tart, which I’ve been making for years and has never let me down.
I decided to use a different pastry recipe, just to try something different, so I went with one that BBC Good Food also paired with white chocolate and strawberries (although I switched the hazelnuts for pecans as I had some spare pecans in the cupboard).
The end result was great, a really thin, crisp pastry, with a soft creamy white chocolate filling and delicious strawberries on top. I think they looked really pretty, and everyone seemed to like them, although the pony said they weren’t quite sweet enough for his tastes.
The quantities for the pastry below are actually double what you need, but I used half to make the banoffee pie tarts which I will post about soon. You could either double the filling or freeze half the pastry to make it the right amount!
Mini white chocolate and strawberry tarts:
For the pastry:
- 180g plain flour
- 60g icing sugar
- 1tbsp chopped pecans
- 90g butter
- 1 egg
- 250g marscapone
- 100g white chocolate
- 75ml double cream
- 250g chopped strawberries