Watch how to line a tart tin with pastry and blind bake it to make the perfect tart base. Our easy recipe video shows all the tricks you’ll need to get the right bake
- Shortcrust pastry
- 20cm tart tin
- Ceramic baking beans
Heat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas mark 6. Roll out the pastry to the thickness of a £1 coin.
Lay the pastry over a 20cm tart tin and using your finger, press the pastry into the edges and up the side of the tin.
Trim the excess pastry. Chill for 15 minutes in the freezer.
Prick the base all over with a fork. Fill with a piece of scrunched up baking parchment or foil and fill with ceramic baking beans.
Bake the tart for 15 minutes, then remove the paper and beans and bake for a further 10 minutes, until pale golden in colour and the base feels sandy to the touch.
You can buy ceramic baking beans online or in cookware shops