Heidelbeer Marzipan Creme Törtchen
Succulent, fruity tart with shortcrust pastry, marzipan creme and bilberry or blueberry topping.
- 1-1/2 tbsp softened butter
- 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 8 tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 egg yolk
- baking paper
- 1 cup uncooked baking beans to weight the tart shell
- 1/2 ml cupmilk
- 1/2 ml heavy cream
- 2 sheets gelatin
- 7 oz Niederegger white marzipan loaf 200 g
- 1 sachet bourbon vanilla sugar
For the topping:
- 1-1/4 cups frozen bilberries (or blueberries) 250 g
- 1 cup blackcurrant juice
- 2-1/2 tbsp sugar
- 1 sachet Dr. Oetker cake glaze
Recipe courtesy of Niederegger
Grease 4 tartlet tins (with removable bases) with butter, and chill. Knead together the flour, butter, sugar, salt and egg yolk. Wrap the dough in foil and refrigerate for approx. 3 hrs. Preheat oven to 200°C.
Cut the dough into 4 parts and roll out into circles of approx.18 cm . Place the dough circles into the tins and cover with baking paper. Pour in baking beans. Bake for 15 min., plus a further 5 min. without the baking beans. Leave to cool.
Warm the milk and cream in a pan. Soak the gelatine for 4 min., crush, and dissolve in the hot creamy milk. Cut the marzipan loaf into pieces and add to the pan. Blend with a hand-held blender. Stir in the vanilla sugar. Leave the cream to cool slightly, then pour into the tartlet tins. Chill for at least 6 hrs.
Remove from tins. Scatter the bilberries over the tartlets. Mix the juice, sugar and cake glaze in a pan and bring briefly to the boil. Spoon this mixture over the berries.