Monday, February 6, 2012

Fruit Tarts - A guest post by Sanjeeta

Sanjeeta of Lite Bite needs no introduction.Her blog is a treasure house of healthy(and tasty!)recipes and I believe that is the secret behind her youthful appearance.I met Sanjeeta of Lite Bite's a while back and we hit it off instantly.She agreed to do a guest post for Easycooking readers at a very short notice and I am so thankful to her for that.Over to you Sanjeeta--
Thanks Divya for letting me share this recipe with all your lovely readers, hope they like this treat fro Lite Bite!
These crisp and scrumptious looking Oatmeal tarts with fresh fruits & yogurt
filling was our weekend dessert and must say that its filling and yummy till the last bite. Oatmeal added in the recipe to make the crust gives a lovely texture and makes the base healthier. I used hung yogurt to make the filling, you could use a filling of fresh cream and fruits for more exotic tarts.




Ingredients;


For crust;
• 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
• 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
• 1/2 cup all purpose flour
• 1/2 cup olive oil
• 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
• 2 tbsp. or more milk
• 1/2 tsp. cinnamon powder
• A pinch of salt


Filling;
• Thick yogurt/curd
• 1 cup diced Fresh fruits
• 1/2 cup castor sugar


Method; 


Lightly roast the oats for a few minutes and grind it into fine powder along
with sugar in a food processor.
Take a large vessel and combine ground oats, whole-wheat flour, all purpose flour, salt, cinnamon powder and mix well with a fork.
Add olive oil and mix all the ingredients together using a fork or your fingers.
Pour milk a teaspoon at a time and combine the mixture till all the ingredients come together and make hard dough.
Turn the dough on a floured surface and knead it lightly for a few minutes. 
Take a small ball of dough and roll it into a small circle if you are using mini tart shells, or make a large circle for a single pie dish.
Grease the mini tart shells with oil and line the small circles of dough in it, pressing it to fit perfectly all around the corners. Trim the edges if you wish, I like rugged looking tarts and did not trim mine.
Make small slits (cuts) in the crust using a fork. You can blind bake these tarts with dried beans for crispier base. I did not use any and baked the tarts for 15 minutes at 200°C.
Remove form oven and let the tarts cool completely.
Mix all the ingredients for filling, fill the oat tarts with it and chill them before
serving.


Notes;
1. Use very thick yogurt which is completely devoid of whey.
2. Srikhand made with curd is a yummy and healthy filling for this tart.
3. You can make the filling with cream by beating it lightly and mixing all the
fruits to fill the tarts.
4. Make sure to fill the tarts just before serving, else it will make the base soggy
and less crispy.
5. Sliced fruits will release water when mixed with yogurt thereby making the
filling quite runny. Add fruits to the thickened yogurt just before serving.


16 comments :

  1. Wow these are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Wow.. the tarts look great :) Loved the pics :)

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  4. cute and beautiful fruit tarts !!

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  5. mmmm..... amazing looking tarts. Mouthwatering delights..

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  6. Beautiful tarts i am completely hooked, this is on my next to do list, lovely clicks

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  7. Thanks for letting me share your space, Divya! Hope to meet soon.

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  8. I have been looking for an easy tart recipe for some days now... this completely fits the bill! I also have some fresh figs, strawberries and grapes. I'm thinking a fruit custard filling...! thanks for the inspiration :)

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  9. That looks so awesome and yummy...

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  10. What a great guest post! I tell you - I could just eat the crust. It looks so crunchy and tasty! The whole tart looks fabulous!

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  11. looks awesome! so healthy & also so delecious

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  12. Stopping by to say hi from Sanjeeta's blog :-) tthese look delicious-Love the combo of fruit, "cream" and tarts!

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  13. Divya, You might not have got this award yet ;)
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    Regards
    Subhadra

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  14. Cute pretty tarts looks colorful n yummy too...

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Divya.

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