Strawberry Tart

Fact about me: strawberry tart is the way to my heart. My school used to have a bakery in front of it, and every friday I would get to have a strawberry tart.



For the crust:

  • 1 + 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • Pinch of salt


For the crème pâtissière:

  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1 tsp sugar



  1. Start by making the crust. Mix half of the flour with the sugar, salt, and butter. Use a fork to mix everything and obtain a “crumbly” texture.
  2. Add the beaten egg  and then gradually add the flour to make a firm dough. The dough will be a bit buttery, that’s normall.
  3. Grease a tart pan and press the dough into it. Use a fork to prick the pastry and put an aluminium paper on top. Add any kind of dried peas all over. This will help prevent the crust from rising during baking.
  4. Bake for about 20-30 min at 380F, or until the edges are golden. Regularly check the crust to make sure you don’t overcook it.
  5. Make the crème pâtissière in the meantine. Put the heat on low to medium. In a pan, add the milk, egg, vanilla extract, and corn starch, and gradually add the flour while stirring. 
  6. Bring to boil while continuously mixing then when it thickens up quickly remove from the fire and continue mixing. Save in the fridge.
  7. Make the strawberries. Slice the strawberries and add 1 tbsp of sugar. Place in the fridge.
  8. When the crust is ready let it cool down then spread the crème pâtissière on top of it. 

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