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August 28, 2014

Plum Tartlets - Bake Along #67 ( 梅子馅饼 )

I am lucky to find some beautiful plums on sell just last sunday when we went for grocery shopping. Quickly pick a few, cause i am going to bake Plum Tartlet. Bake Along event is baking Plum Tartlets now. Come, come and come  join in the fun.

I made these tartlets in 5 small oval shape and 3 small round shape tart moulds.  .
Which one do you prefer? The oval ones or the round ones.. :D

 This is the oval Plum Tartlets!
and coming ....are the round Plum Tarlets
 

I followed Zoe's adaption of the recipe from 'Back in the Day Bakery. She half the amount of butter which i love as I don't want to put extra kilos around my waist line ..lol But again this is so delicious althought


Half amount of butter still taste so yummy!!
Love the buttery shortbread like crust.


1. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla paste.
2. Creamy and pale.
3. Mixed in flour. (I fold the flour in with a spatula) It feel bit like a soft dough.

 Divide the dough evenly among each tart moulds. (I made mine into 40-45gm each)

 DONE!!
 
Plum Tartlets  
Here's the recipe that Zoe adapted from the book, Back in the Day Bakery or here
 Makes 6 small tarts (mine makes into 5 small oval shape tarts ( 3' x 2') and 3 round tarts (3' x 1')
 
150g all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/8 tsp fine sea salt
125g unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 large egg yolk
40g caster sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla paste (or extract)
lemon zest from 1 lemon
2 plums, pitted and sliced (fresh or frozen)
2 tbsp brown sugar
icing sugar for dusting
Preheat the oven to 350°F or 160°C fan forced. Lightly butter 6 cups of a muffin tray and line each base with a circle of baking paper. (I used 5 oval and 3 round tart moulds, lined each base following individual tart mould shape.)
 
In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 2 mins. Add the egg yolks, granulated sugar, vanilla, and lemon zest and continue to beat until the mixture is light in color. In a separate mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cardamom and salt.
 
Reduce the speed to low and add sifted flour mixture in thirds, mixing just until incorporated; be careful not to overmix.
Divide the dough evenly among muffin cups. Place plum slices in each cup, lightly pressing the slices into the dough with your fingers. Sprinkle the tops with brown sugar.
 
Bake for 25 mins, until the tartlets look set and the tops are bubbly and caramelized to a golden brown. Dust with icing sugar and serve.
 
These are best served warm, but they can be covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated for up to 3 days.
 
Enjoy~
 

 
I am linking this post to Bake Along #67 event which hosted by Zoe from BakeForHappyKidsJoyce from Kitchen Flavour, and Lena from HerFrozenWings.
 
 
 
 
This post is also linked to the event, Little Thumbs up organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids and me, my little favourite DIY , hosted by Diana from Domestic Goddess Wannabe at this post.
 

Our Little Thumbs Up event starts on the first Tuesday until the last day of the month. Please join us! To join, simply cook or bake any recipe with the theme of the month which is FLOUR for August 2014 and link with us at this post anytime until 31st August 2014.

Wondering what kind of flour can you use?? Please check out this message from Diana...

"Flour is an essential ingredient in my (and I am sure, many of your) kitchen. It is the base of pastas and noodles, cakes and biscuits, or even as thickening agents in the making of a roux. The list of food items made using flour is endless. As such, we will be limiting the theme to mainly Wheat Flour, namely:
  • All-Purpose (also known as Plain) Flour
  • Bread Flour
  • Cake Flour
  • Self-raising Flour
  • Pastry Flour
  • Wholemeal Flour
  • Hong Kong (also known as Waterlily) Flour
  • Superlite Flour
  • Top Flour
You must use one of these flours in its raw form in your recipe and you must use at least 1 tablespoon or 10g of these flours in your cooking /baking.

What after August 2014? Kit from I-Lost in Austen will be the next hostess of September 2014 and her theme is APPLE! Her Little Thumbs Up event starts on the first Tuesday of August 2014 (2nd Sep) until the last day of the month.

Don't forget your thumbs up or display this badge! And make sure that: (1) Your post must be a current post preferably within this month. (2) Please mention Little Thumbs Up in your post and link back to Bake for Happy Kidsmy little favourite DIY or/and Diana from Domestic Goddess WannabeFor more details, please see this.
 
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