How to line a tart tin with pastry recipe

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  • Vegetarian
makes: 1 tart
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 10 min
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  • 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

    Ingredients

    • Shortcrust pastry
    • 20cm tart tin
    • Ceramic baking beans

    Method

    • 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.

    Top tip for making How to line a tart tin with pastry

    You can buy ceramic baking beans online or in cookware shops

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