I love doughs, I love breads, I love tarts. My mom used to bake tarts on birthdays and I love her tarts, they don’t taste like the ones we buy at stores or at patisseries but they taste like home-made, nice and rich… It’s been long time since she baked a tart. Yesterday was my sister’s birthday so I thought of trying one of those tarts my mom used to do. She gave me her recipe and I did it. It is so easy and quick.
We don’t bake the tart with fresh fruits like apricots, plums, rhubarbs, we didn’t try it. But sometimes, my mom used to make the crème patissière, spread it over the baked tart then top it with fresh strawberries. And another way too she used to take, is to spread some apricot or strawberry jam that she still makes, over the baked tart, then make some fine strips and place them over the jam in a way that we got lozenges shape and then put it back in the oven to become golden.
So this time I took the easy way, the important thing to me was to make the dough first and to be successful. And it was. It was the same tart with the same taste like my mom used to do.
Here’s the recipe,
My mom’s tart recipe with apricot jam
-zest of a small lemon
-1 cup powdered sugar plus more to sprinkle
-3 cups flour
-1/2 tsp baking powder
-150g cold butter
-home-made apricot jam
Put all the ingredients together in a large bowl and mix with your hands until all combined together and form a dough. Split a small ball out of the dough and leave it for later. Put the dough on a parchment paper so it doesnt stick and spread it with a rolling spin covered with flour. Hold the dough with the parchment paper and lay it in the pan, arrange the tart and bake for half an hour in a 200C preheated oven.
Take the tart out of the oven and spread the apricot jam over it then, with the remaining ball dough, make long thin strips and place them over the jam in a lengthway and horizontally to make lozenges shapes. Then bake for few more minutes until golden brown.
Let it cool then sprinkle over some powdered sugar and enjoy.