Elderflower Tartlets

Elderflower Tartlets

Elderflower Tartlets

Learn how to prepare these delicious tartlets made with elderflower cordial and served with icing sugar and fresh berries.

August 13, 2018

Type of dish

Dietary Consideration

serves for

6

total time

5 HR 0 MIN

ingredients

Flour
150 g
salt
1 pinch
butter
100 g (scant)
sugar
50 g, caster (superfine)
Lemon
1, unwaxed, finely grated zest
Eggs
1, beaten
elderflower cordial
125 ml
Cream
300 ml, 48% fat
sugar
2 tbsp, caster
Lemon juice
1 lemon
Icing sugar
raspberries
Blueberries

Preparation

How to make delicious elderflower tartlets

For the pastry

  • Put the flour in a mixing bowl and stir in the salt.
  • Rub in the butter with your fingers until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Stir in the sugar, lemon zest and egg and mix with your hands to form a dough.
  • If the mixture is too dry, add a little water, if it is too wet add a little more flour. Shape into a ball.
  • Wrap in cling film and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Heat the oven to 150°C (130° fan) gas 2.
  • Grease 6 muffin tins or moulds.
  • Divide the pastry into 6 pieces and press into the tins.
  • Line with non-stick baking paper and baking beans and bake for 20-30 minutes until lightly golden.
  • Remove the paper and beans, prick the bases with a fork and bake for a further 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely.

For the filling

  • Mix together the elderflower cordial, cream and sugar in a pan.
  • Heat until just boiling, then remove from the heat immediately.
  • Whisk in the lemon juice and leave to stand for 10 minutes.
  • Pour into the pastry cases and leave to cool.
  • Chill for at least 4 hours until the filling has set.
  • Sift over a little icing sugar and serve with berries.

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