Friday, July 29, 2016

Berry Nutty Gluten Free Tarts

These tarts are really yummy and refreshing, there are a lot of things going on in every bite
It's tangy, sweet, nutty, crunchy, light, smooth, creamy and chocolaty. Everything happens at once. In particular Abby and I enjoy eating this delightful treat. Yum!


They look pretty, aren't they?
 

 
 

What you need:

For the crust:
80g almond flour
1 egg white
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp butter
  • Preheat oven to 165degC. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners
  • Mix almond flour, egg white, brown sugar and butter til thoroughly combined
  • Spoon about 2tbsp to each muffin cups and press evenly to the bottom and sides
  • Bake about 15mins until the crusts start to brown
  • Let cool and remove the liners

some Nutella or melted dark chocolate

For the filling:
1 cup whipping cream
2 tbsp icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
some cacao nibs
some chopped berries
  • Pour cold whipping cream in a chilled bowl, add in icing sugar and vanilla extract
  • Beat til stiff peak. Fold in gently cacao nibs and chopped berries




some crushed pistachios to sprinkle
some strawberry chia seed jam to drizzle

For the strawberry chia seed jam:
150g strawberries, sliced
juice of a quarter of a lemon
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp honey (depending on the sweetness of the strawberries, mine was pretty sour)
  • In a small sauce pan over medium low fire heat 150g sliced strawberries til soft and juicy
  • Add in juice of a quarter of a lemon and 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, stir well
  • Blend the mixture using hand blender til smooth (I left a little of strawberries chunks for texture)
  • Add in 3/4 tbsp chia seeds and cook for about 5mins, stirring frequently til thickened
  • Remove from fire and let cool before storing it into a glass jar. Keep refrigerated




How to assemble:
  • Scoop about 1/2 tbsp of Nutella or melted dark chocolate onto the cooled crusts and spread evenly
  • Spoon a dollop of sweetened whipped cream mixture over Nutella. Sprinkle with crushed pistachio and drizzle with strawberry jam. Best serve chilled

These tart is a great alternative for healthier choice of sweet treats with the usage of great stuff with many health benefits

I couldn't stop taking pics of these pretty little treats! :)
 




A must try refreshing, considerably healthier choice snack! :)
 
 
 

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