Pate Sucree- Sweet Flan Pastry
Pate Sucre- sweet flan pastry is a very ‘chef-like’ pastry to work with. See it as an upper class version of the older, but more familiar’ tennis biscuit and butter base’ for tarts. If you attend fancy birthday party, wedding, stalk party, kitchen tea or high tea party, you will find the chefs of the kitchen use this pastry for their individually shaped perfect tart-lets. Pate Sucre- Sweet flan pastry know in English (Pate Sucre in French) is a wonderful pastry. You can make it in advance, keep it in the fridge, freeze it, and use at a later stage. It will take of course more time to use as it needs to blind-baked, but the end result are perfect. I use this pate Sucre -sweet flan pastry in my Milk Tart recipe as a base to make lovely individual ones, but it can be used in a larger flan tin/loose bottom tin as well if you want 1 large tart. This is a trusted recipe from my chef school days, and I can assure you, this is a recipe to keep forever in you food file. It's easy to make, for a TIP, use REAL butter. It is used for sweet flans, fruit tart-lets with crème pâtissière (I will cover this recipe at a later stage) and fruit mince pies. It is a rich and lovely pastry. I use this pastry as well in my Chocolate Tart. Another sweet bake you can easily get addicted to! I used this recipe countless times, never to be disappointed ever. If you have never worked with this recipe before, try it out by giving it a go. If you don't like it, simply just move on. In my career I have gained that you must do what is best with you. If you are ever in a rush, it helps save you time by working with things that you are familiar with.
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Serves: 1 Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Ready in: 30 Minutes
Nutrition: Calories 180 Carbs: 17g Protein: 2g Fat: 12g