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Recipe Name: Cheese and Mushroom Tarts  
Category: Desserts


Prep Time Cook Time Serves



For Short crust pastry
Refined flour   60g
Butter   30 g
Salt   1/8 tsp
Castor sugar   1/2 tsp (optional)
Cold water   2 to 3 tsp
For Filling
Milk   75 ml
Butter   2 tsp
Corn flour   2 tsp
Processed cheese   25 tsp
Mushroom   30 g (finely chopped)
Capsicum   20 g (sliced thinly)
Salt   1/4 tsp
Pepper   a pinch
Mustard powder   a pinch


  • Heat butter, add flour and cook for a minute. Remove from fire and cool to room temperature.
  • Gradually add milk stirring continuously and add seasonings.
  • Cook on slow heat while stirring till the mixture thickens. Remove from fire
  • Add chopped mushrooms.
  • To make short crust pastry, sieve flour, salt and sugar if used.
  • Rub in the butter gently using finger tips till the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs. Use minimum handling. (Rub quickly and lightly, lifting mixture, up all the time to incorporate as much cool air as possible.)
  • Add cold water, sprinkling it evenly over the mixture.
  • Mix with a palette knife or a round blade kitchen knife cutting through and pressing together (a knife keeps the pastry cool).
  • Put down the knife and bind the mixture into a smooth dough, with the hand.
  • Place the dough on a lightly floured board or table top
  • Flour the rolling pin lightly and roll the pastry in one direction only without pressing or stretching it.
  • Roll out the pastry 1/4" thick and cut into four rounds using a biscuit cutter. Grease a tart tray and dust with flour. Line it with the pastry rounds.
  • Bake the pastry blind in a hot oven (425 degree F to 450 degree F) for about 10 minutes to set the bottom.
  • Fill the mixture into prepared tarts and garnish with grated cheese and capsicum slices and bake at 350 degree F till brown.
  • Serve hot.
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Suggested Variation
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size   1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 365 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value'
Total Fat  22 g 34%
Saturated Fat  13 g 64%
Trans Fat  0  
Cholesterol  14 mg 5%
Sodium  115 mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate  29 g 10%
Dietary Fiber   2 g 8%
Sugars   3 g  
Protein   11 g
Vitamin A   14%   * Vitamin C   16%
Calcium   14% * Iron   3%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending upon your daily needs