a sweet that can be gorged on any time of the day
of kolkata, IN
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200gm soft butter
1/2 tbsp vanilla essence
a pinch of baking powder
cream butter and sugar till white and fluffy
add baking powder to the flour and sieve it
fold the flour little at a time in the sugar and butter mixture and add vanilla essence also , add a few tbsp of chilled water if required and then make a dough
keep the dough in the refrigerator for 15mins
make lemon sized ball out of the dough
flatten each ball in the tart tins such that it fixes nicely make the bottoms thick and sides as thin as possible.
prick it nicely with the fork
bake 10-12 tarts in a pre-heated oven at 200 degree celsius.
take out when the tart turns golden brown in colour and when the tart cools invert the tin carefully so that the tart can come out.
tart shells can be stored for 2 weeks.
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