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a sweet that can be gorged on any time of the day

Recipe by sadia hasan of kolkata, IN

Ingredients vegetarian 10 servings

    • 100gm sugar
    • 200gm soft butter
    • 300gm flour
    • 1/2 tbsp vanilla essence
    • a pinch of baking powder



    1. cream butter and sugar till white and fluffy
    2. add baking powder to the flour and sieve it
    3. 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
    4. keep the dough in the refrigerator for 15mins
    5. make lemon sized ball out of the dough
    6. flatten each ball in the tart tins such that it fixes nicely make the bottoms thick and sides as thin as possible.
    7. prick it nicely with the fork
    8. bake 10-12 tarts in a pre-heated oven at 200 degree celsius.
    9. 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.
    10. tart shells can be stored for 2 weeks.
    11. FILLING: whipped cream, custard, fresh fruit in custard or cream, chocolate , jelly.