Cashew Boat Tarts

Ingredients For Tart Crust:

  • 140 grams unsalted butter
  • ½ of an egg
  • ½ cup icing sugar
  • 1½ cups plain flour
  • a pinch of salt

For Cashew Tart Filling:

  • 1½ of an egg
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or corn syrup
  • 1 tbsp. melted butter
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup finely chopped cashew nuts + extra for toppings
  • 3 pcs. Graham crackers, crumbs (optional)
  • Colored cellophane, (optional)
  1. To make the Cashew filling, combine all the filling ingredients and set aside. Preheat oven to 180C (350F). When the dough is ready, cut 24 equal portions and flatten each pastry ball on a flour and place each dough on a prepared tart moulds. Press dough in the mould by circular motion, using your thumbs then tidy up the edges with your index fingers. Prick the dough with fork to get rid air pockets and to avoid the dough from shrinking when baking.
  2. In a bowl mix sifted flour, icing sugar, salt, butter and egg until becomes dough and knead. Sprinkle some flour to your working area and knead it to form a ball and wrap in a cling film. Refrigerate the dough for about 25 to 30 minutes or until it is workable state.
  3. Prepare the filling and pour about 2/3’s full on each moulds. Arrange cashew tarts on a baking tray and bake in a preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until pastry turns light brown and filling gets firm. Remove tarts from the oven and let it cool completely, before removing from the moulds to prevent from cracking. You can wrap in any colored cellophane if desired, or store in an airtight container.

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