gluten-free tart shell
Author: Chef D. Brown
(Adapted from recipe at www.nextjen.ca)
Ingredients
  • 1⅓ cups Nextjen gluten-free flour (or alternative gluten-free flour)
  • ⅓ cup Icing sugar
  • ⅓ cup Cold butter, cubed
  • ½ Egg, lightly beaten
  • ½ tsp Black pepper
  • ¼ tsp Sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Sift flour and sugar into mixing bowl.
  3. Add salt, pepper, and cold butter. Mix quickly by hand, breaking butter down to pea-sized bits.
  4. Add the eggs and work the dough quickly by hand until you can form a ball.
  5. Wrap with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  6. After dough has chilled and rested, roll out on a surface dusted with gluten-free flour to a 9˝ round.
  7. Transfer dough to an 8˝ tart pan. Press into place; reshape the edges of the crust.
  8. Re-chill tart shell in refrigerator for another 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from refrigerator and prick the bottom of the shell with a fork (docking).
  10. Line tart shell with parchment paper, then fill with dried beans to “blind bake.”
  11. Bake in oven at 350°F for 10 minutes.
  12. Remove parchment and beans. Continue to bake until golden brown.
  13. Remove from oven, cool, and reserve.
Recipe by Village Farms at http://villagefarms.com/recipes/maverick-mix-tomato-tart