Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tricolor Flag Tarts :) Independence Day Special!

Dear Friends!

Wishing you very Happy Independence DayJai Hind!!!! Be proud to be An INDIAN!!! :)


I made very special pastry baked dish TART with Tri color theme color on it. I want to make it from our own country spices and nuts so selected Kesar Saffron for Orange color, Cashewnuts/Almonds for White color and Pistachio for Green color.It reminds me since childhood memories :) Used to enjoy colorful foods made by my mom.My mom used to make tarts as its used with an aluminum tart cups.

I called it as TRI COLOR FLAG  TARTS!!!! Made with Shortbread tart with colorful Cream Cheese Frosting:)

Here is the recipe as below ..Its Eggless Tricolor Flag  Tart :)

Ingredients:

1.For Making ShortBread Tart

  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter(Room Temperature)
  • 1/4 Cup Powdered/Icing sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Corn flour/Corn starch
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt.
2.For Making Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1- 8 ounces Cream Cheese( Room Temperature)
  • 1/2  to 1 Cup Powdered Sugar or depends on your sweetness. or 1 can 14 Ounces Condensed milk.
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Tsp Outer rind Lemon Zest(Optional)
  • 1/4 cup Lemon juice from 2 Lemons(Optional) 
Note: You can buy Ready made Cream cheese Frosting :) 


3. For Adding Colors to the Cream cheese.

 3.1 For Kesar Saffron. 
  • Put 2 or 3 threads of saffron into the warm milk(1/2 Tsp) and Set aside.
  • For getting an orange color, Add a pinch of Kesar color with warm milk/orange juice.mix well.
  • Combine both saffron soaked milk and kesar color mixture to it and mix well.
3.2 For White color
  •    Chop Cashew nuts or Almonds( About 1/4 cup)
3.3 For Green Color

  • Chop pistachios or coarsely fine (About 1/4 cup)
  • A Food Green color(A pinch)

 Method:

  • Using Hand mixer, Beat the sugar and butter together till it gets pale yellow color for about 2 minutes.
  • Add Vanilla Extract to it and mix well
  • Sift the Flour,Corn flour/corn starch to it.
  • Add the salt to it
  • Mix well until it is combined.
  • The dough should be very soft and able to form a ball.
  • If it is still wet,then cover the dough into  the bowl and keep in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  • Make a ball at least ping pong ball or lemon shaped ball. 
  • Take a Mini muffin pan..apply butter on to the sides and base.
  • Put each and every ball on to the muffin pan.
  • Press it gently with your index finger to make a cup shaped as given in photo
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F or 180 C
  • Wrap it with plastic wrap and set to the Freezer for about 15 minutes
  • Take out the pan from the freezer and place it on the center of the oven rack for about 5 minutes or until it is puffed up.
  • Take out the pan using oven gloves.
  • Pierce the center by using fork lightly.
  • Return the pan back to the oven for another 10 to 15 minutes.Keep an eye watch.It should not be over bake and too much brown.
  • Once it is baked until light brown
  • Take out and keep it on the cooling rack.
  • Once cooled, Take out the tart by using flat knife or turn upside down.
  • Set aside.
For making Cream Cheese Frosting 

  •  In a food processor or hand mixer,Beat the cream cheese to it and add powdered sugar or condensed milk to it.
  • Make sure it should not be too much runny.just pulse it
  • Add the lemon juice,lemon zest and vanilla extract to it
  • Pulse it until well combined.
  • Transfer it into the box with tight fitting lid.
  • Set aside to the fridge for about 6 to 8 hours or overnight.
Note: You can prepare the cream cheese a day before if you wish.

For Adding the colors to the Cream Cheese After the cream cheese it firm!

  • Divide the cream cheese into 3 bowls. Each bowl should have at least 1/4 cup of cream cheese
  • Add the orange color to the cream cheese bowl
  • Combine the 2nd bowl  white cream cheese  with chopped or coarsely almonds/powdered cashew nuts.
  • Add the pistachios to the 3rd bowl  white cream cheese and add green color to it. Mix well.
  • Put the colored cream cheese into 3 piping bags.Decorate it.



For Assembling the tarts:
  1. Once the tart is cooled.
  2. Take 4 or 5 tarts Pipe the orange color frosting on the tart.
  3. Repeat the same step as above step 2 for white color and green color frosting
  4. Garnish it with your choice by adding fruits on the top.
  5.  Serve it :)

Here is my Tricolor Flag Tart picture :)



Happy Independence Day and Happy Baking!!!
Awaiting to hear your comments :) and try it at home :) 


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15 comments:

  1. Hi Achu,

    Tricolor tarts looks fantastic.. Thanks for linking this recipe to my event :)

    First time in your space, happy to follow you :) Keep dropping by..

    wishing to expect some more entries from you..

    Cheers!
    Sharanya

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  2. Looks yum!
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  3. Very well made n great work dear!! Happy Independence Day!!!

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  4. Awesome Tart... totally look wonderful... and colorful
    Thanks for linking this wonderful and creative recipe in my event
    waiting for more.... delicacies..

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  5. wow so cute and love your creativity... good one Achu, thank you for the lovely words on my blog

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  6. very happy independence day archu and lovely tarts u made


    Today's recipe
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  7. wow... great dear... fabulous work... Happy Independence Day...
    VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

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  8. lovely tri colour tarts
    Haapy I-Day :-)

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  9. beautiful way to celebrate Independence day

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  10. wow these are amazing! I love how you've managed to incorporate the flag colours to celebrate Independence Day. Thanks for entering AlphaBakes!

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  11. Wonderful idea :) These are amazing!

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  12. Thank you for linking to the Best Tart Event! Do send in more entries!

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