How to line a tart tin with pastry recipe

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  • Vegetarian

makes:

1 tart

Skill:

easy

Cost:

cheap

Prep:

10 min

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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