Yorkshire Curd Tart Recipe
If you’ve never tried it before, this healthy version of a Yorkshire curd tart is a must have! Filled with creamy, tart filling, just try not to eat it all in one go.
- Recipe makes: 8 servings
- Prep time:
- Cook time: 45 mins
- Calories: 288
- 3 Pints semi-skimmed milk
- 1 juiced lemon
- 70g baking spread
- 112g plain flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- 15ml water
- 112g butter
- 56g medium egg
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- 6 tsp rose water
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Preheat oven to 200°C / Gas Mark 6 / 400°F
Prepare the curd:
- Heat the milk to body temperature, around 37°C (98.6°F). Do not allow to boil.
- Add the lemon juice and stir until the mixture curdles.
- Stand until cool, then break up the curd into pieces and put into a cheese cloth or muslin square suspended over a bowl to remove the whey. Do not refrigerate.
Make the pastry case:
- Cube the cooking margarine into 1cm (½ inch) pieces.
- Mix the sugar and flour together and rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- Stir in 3/4 to 1 tbsp of water and bring the mixture together to form a firm dough.
- Chill for at least half an hour (if you prefer you can make the pastry the same time as the curds and leave in the fridge overnight).
- Roll out the pastry and line a 20cm (8in) flan tin. Dot the bottom with a fork and blind bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
- Reduce the oven temperature to 190°C (375°F, Gas Mark 5)
- Beat the eggs and mix together with the butter, rosewater and curds, adding a pinch of cinnamon, and then transfer the mixture to the baked flan case.
- Sprinkle with nutmeg and bake for 25-30 minutes.
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