Sunday, April 14, 2013

Strawberry Shortcake Tarts

My son and his girlfriend went out to Poteet, Texas for their Strawberry Festival and brought me back some juicy sweet berries. I knew I had to whip up some shortcakes of course but wanted to try something a tad bit different - these were more cake like than the other "shortcakes" I've tried. Definitely a step up :) Loved them.
1c flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 c sugar + more for tossing strawberries in
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 c veg oil
1 egg
1/2 c milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp vinegar
about 1 c of strawberries, hulled and cut up, enough to cover top  ( I used about 1/2 c for mini tarts)
Preheat oven to 350º
Spray a 9" or 10" tart pan with cooking spray ( I used 5 mini tart pans). In a medium bowl combine flour and cornstarch and set aside. Using another bowl whisk together sugar and oil until combined. Add in egg, milk, vanilla and vinegar until everything is blended. Now mix your wet and dry ingredients until batter forms ( like a pancake batter). Pour into prepared pans.
In a small bowl with about 1 tbsp of sugar and 1 tsp of your cinnamon, toss your chopped berries. Make sure each one is completely covered. Set strawberries into your batter, gently pressing into the batter. Bake at 350º for 50-60 minutes until golden and toothpick inserted into middle comes out clean. I baked mini tarts about 25 minutes until golden and toothpick came out clean. I sprinkled them with a little powdered sugar.
They were super good, the tops and edges had a nice crispy cover. You could drop a scoop of ice cream on top for a real treat:)
Linking up with:
Sweet 2 Eat Baking

4 comments:

Tash TheVelvetMoonBaker said...

these look absolutely fab I'd love for you to link them up at a party I'm hosting :D

http://thevelvetmoonbaker.blogspot.ie/2013/04/sweet-and-savoury-sunday-7.html

Rattlebridge Farm said...

What fun to visit a strawberry festival! Your tarts look scrumptious!

Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen said...

Your strawberry tarts look so cute and sound totally delicious!

Mickey said...

Michael & Rosie,
You have no idea! They were so easy and so much more than I thought they would be :)
mickey