Best Way To Shape A Tart.

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kah22

Best Way To Shape A Tart.

Bought myself a set of 10cm tartlet tins the other day and I was surprised at the amount of pastry it takes to fill one - spread flat it seems to be a little larger than a standard DVD

So I was wondering what's the best way to shape tartlets of that size, use a guide like an old DVD or just shape with a lump of dough from the inside of the tin?

My thinking at the moment would be shape fro the inside of the tartlet tin that way you are not going to be over working the dough as each will take the same amount of dough and that can all be measured out before hand.

As always thanks for your own views.

Kevin

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Tustard

How to shape a tart

HI Kevin, I generally roll out the pastry and lay the tin on top then eyeball the size by cutting it approximately 2-3 cm bigger to allow for the depth. I have a wooden tool from Lakeland that is meant to use with their mini tart tins - its fantastic. You lay the pastry over each section and using one end of the tool (its got two different sized rounded ends to push into the pastry) you ease it into place. It works beautifully if you want to make mini tarts around 2.5 cm across. I use this tool on larger tarts to in order to ease the pastry into place - you can use a ball of pastry too. Hope this helps. Happy baking. Hazel

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Tustard

How to shape a tart

HI Kevin, I generally roll out the pastry and lay the tin on top then eyeball the size by cutting it approximately 2-3 cm bigger to allow for the depth. I have a wooden tool from Lakeland that is meant to use with their mini tart tins - its fantastic. You lay the pastry over each section and using one end of the tool (its got two different sized rounded ends to push into the pastry) you ease it into place. It works beautifully if you want to make mini tarts around 2.5 cm across. I use this tool on larger tarts too in order to ease the pastry into place - you can use a ball of pastry too. Hope this helps. Happy baking. Hazel

 
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