This is the raspberry tart you can make when raspberries are too expensive to buy fresh.
By Tania Cusack
- Use a 23cm ( 9-10in) tart case with a removable bottom. Preheat the oven 180(350F)
- 1 ½ cups plain flour (200gm)
- ¼ cup pure icing sugar (40gm)
- 125 gm (1 stick)chilled unsalted butter, chopped
- 1 egg ( 70gm)
- 1 Tablespoon of cold water
- 2 eggs 2 yolks (x large)
- 100 gm caster sugar (3.5oz)
- 250gm mascarpone (8oz)
- 1 tablespoon cornflour
- ½ vanilla bean split and seeds removed
- 100gm ( 3.5oz) frozen raspberries (just defrosted)
- 500gm Frozen raspberries ( NOT defrosted)
- 1 tablespoon Cointreau
- 2 Tablespoons agave syrup ( 1 heaped Tablespoon icing sugar- instead)
- 1 egg white
- Put the flour, sugar & butter into the food processor and blitz till combined ( breadcrumb texture). Mix the water and egg well in a cup then add ¾ of it to the flour mix. Turn on the machine and watch till it starts to come together, if it stays quite crumbly then add the rest of the egg till the mixture forms a ball. Tip out , wrap and chill, till firm.
- Roll the pastry out quite thinly between two pieces of baking paper making sure to use extra flour to prevent sticking and tearing. One in the tin trim, then chill again till firm ( freezer is good)
- Bake the pastry blind in a 180 C(350F) oven for 15 minutes then remove the weights and bake till golden ( approx another 15min) .
- Meanwhile beat the eggs, yolks ,sugar and vanilla until very light and fluffy. Add the mascarpone and cornflour and beat till combined and fluffy .
- Fold the raspberries into the mixture with a spatular and pour into the tart case.
- Bake on 160C(320F) for 35-40minutes or until set and just a bit wobbly.
- Cool, then refrigerate to set completely
- Put all the ingredients into the food processor and blitz till a rough puree forms( i left mine a bit chunky) add the egg white and blitz till the colour lightens and the puree tightens up a little. Pop into the freezer while you serve, try not to leave it here too olong as it will harden up and wont be easy to scoop
After completing Culinary School in Sydney, Tania travelled the world working as a Chef in restaurants, doing catering and cooking on road for a travel company in Europe and the US. Once back at home, the birth of her son meant a change, and during his small years, she enjoyed jobs in wholesale food, buying Artisan food products, testing and recipe writing as sales and educational tools. Tania is now back to what she loves, working as an in house Chef for a large retailer, conducting Cooking Classes and writing recipes for her blog.