In our time, such a form of celebration as a buffet table has become very popular. Banquet reception is good because it allows you to take a large number of guests.
Buffet receptions are arranged after holding any public events, at corporate parties and, of course, at weddings. Any hostess arranging a banquet asks a question: how to feed the guests, so that it was tasty, nourishing and nontrivial, and it looked beautiful.
One of the classic buffet snacks are tartlets with various fillings..
Tartlets are small puff, sand or wafer baskets with fillers. There are tartlets from the French word “tart”, that is, an open cake on a pre-baked shortcake.
They are not for nothing called the queens of receptions. After all, these miniature colorful snacks will decorate any banquet table and will please the most demanding gourmet: a variety of toppings for tartlets is very large!
Preparations for this dish (ready-made baskets) are sold everywhere today, but if time permits, any cook will cope with such a simple affair as baking tartlets, because there are a lot of recipes and methods. But the most responsible is the filling.!
Every self-respecting hostess can find a dozen ideas on how to fill such “ponds”, because the flight of fantasy is almost limitless here.
The main thing is that the finished dish looks festive and original.!
Homemade Tartlets: Step-by-Step Recipes
The baskets themselves can be prepared in different ways and from different dough..
|any hard cheese –||100 g|
|starch –||0.5-1 Art. l.|
|Time for preparing: 20 minutes||Calories per 100 grams: 345 Kcal|
Cheese tartlets are very easy to prepare, and they look very original on the table. At the same time, such baskets are lighter than flour ones, and they are combined with a diverse number of fillings..
Grated hard cheese mixed with starch. Randomly jot down the cheese on the pan with a non-stick coating so that you get a thin cheese layer, preferably without holes (the pan should be heated so that the cheese starts melting almost immediately).
Let the cheese melt within a few minutes (a ruddy crust should appear below). Cheese pancake gently turn and fry too.
To form a simple tartlet, you need to take a glass, turn it over and put a cheese cake on it, gently press the edges against the walls of the glass. When the tartlet hardens, remove it from the form..
And below, see another way of baking cheese “basket baskets”. It is possible that you will like it more..
Such delicious baskets are made from potatoes. They are perfect for stuffing with meat, fish (especially herring) or vegetables..
To make potato tartlets you will need:
- 350 grams of potatoes;
- 1 egg;
- 1 tbsp. l lemon juice;
- Fat culinary (lard, vegetable oil);
Potato grate. Remove excess juice (squeeze out), add lemon juice and egg to potatoes, salt and mix well.
Take molds for muffins (silicone is better), grease with any grease (fat, oil) and put the walls and bottom of the forms with potatoes.
Baking time – 20 minutes (at 180 ºС).
Put the stuffing in the cooled baskets.
Such baskets can be filled with various fillings, both sweet and nourishing salty..
To make sand tartlets you will need:
- 300 grams of wheat flour;
- 200 g cream margarine;
- 3 egg yolks;
- 100 g sugar.
Finely chop soft margarine with a knife with flour, mix with sugar, pour in egg yolks and knead the dough, wrap in foil (another foil or plastic bag will do) and leave to cool for 30 minutes.
Roll out the dough into a thin layer no more than 0.5 cm thick. Cut out circles with metal molds for muffins or a suitable-sized cup.
Grease molds with butter, lay out the dough (it should fit snugly to the bottom and walls). To the baskets in the end did not lose shape, you can lay on the bottom circles of parchment and pour the legumes.
Bake tartlets at 200ºС for about 10 minutes, pour out the beans and bake for the same amount. Take out the ready-made “baskets” from the molds, cool and fill them with stuffing..
This is the most simple and budget recipe for baking tartlets. It will take a minimum of time and effort, and the baskets themselves will not yield to the taste and appearance of the store..
Ingredients for unleavened tartlets:
- 5 tbsp. l flour;
- 1 tbsp. l cold water;
- 2 tbsp. l butter (melted);
Mix all the ingredients together, knead the dough, send in the cold.
When the dough hardens, thinly roll out (no more than half a centimeter).
Cut the blanks, put them in the form (pre-lubricate). The dough must be pressed tightly so that it completely covers the sides of the form..
To avoid deformation of the baskets, you can add beans in them..
Products bake in the oven (200 º C) for about 20 minutes. Remove the baked pans from the molds, pour out the legumes, cool and fill with the filling.
We offer to pay attention to the recipe for puff tartlets with filling, considered in the video story:
Recipes for filling tartlets
If there are already purchased tartlets or pre-baked, the most important question arises: what filling to fill the baskets with? Here there are many different options: vegetable, meat, cottage cheese, fish, seafood, prefabricated, sweet.
Consider below the best recipes tartlets stuffed with photos.
With smoked chicken
Ingredients for meat filling (about 6 baskets):
- 1 smoked chicken leg (or fillet);
- 1 carrot;
- 1 bell pepper;
- 1 clove of garlic;
- Vegetable oil;
Cut the meat into cubes (pre-remove the skin), grate the carrots and chop the pepper. Chop the garlic (through the press), chop the greens.
Fry carrots with pepper, add garlic to them and add another two minutes. Add meat to grilled vegetables, greens, salt and mayonnaise.
Before serving, put the stuffing in “basket baskets”.
With cod liver
Products for tartlets with cod liver filling:
- 1 can of cod liver;
- 100 g of cheese (mascarpone or Philadelphia);
- 4-5 eggs;
- Dill, onion, parsley;
Boil hard-boiled eggs, chop (finely chop with a knife, scroll in a blender).
Chop the greens.
Liver carefully rub with cheese until smooth.
Combine cheese with liver, eggs and herbs, add salt and mix.
Before serving, fill baskets, decorate with greens.
This filling can be stuffed with small waffle tartlets sold in stores..
Due to the fact that the filling does not contain mayonnaise and other sauce, such products will be slower to soak.
The main thing is to fill them before the start of the holiday..
To make gourmet tartlets with shrimps and cottage cheese mousse you need:
- 500 g of cottage cheese (9%);
- 3 tsp. cream (30% fat);
- 50 g Parmesan cheese;
- 2 tsp. butter;
- 2-3 cloves of garlic;
Put cottage cheese in a blender, add cream and butter, garlic, salt.
Beat well, add finely grated Parmesan and chopped dill, mix. Boil shrimp, if necessary – clean.
Put the resulting curd filling in baskets, put one prawn on top of the curd souffle.
In the video recipe below you will learn how to make festive tartlets with red fish:
With onion julienne
For the preparation of roasted tartlets, you will need:
- 3-4 mushrooms;
- 1 large onion;
- Vegetable oil;
- 1 pinch of sugar;
- 2 tbsp. l sour cream;
- Hard cheese;
- Ready baskets.
Onion cut into cubes, fry, sprinkled with sugar until golden brown.
Mushrooms cut into plates and fry too.
The proportions of onions and mushrooms – 2 to 1. Add the greens, sour cream, salt and season. To mix everything.
Stuffing the baskets, sprinkle with cheese.
Bake in preheated oven until golden brown.
Sweet tartlets with a filling are most suitable for a dessert table (even at a traditional feast) or for a children’s holiday. This dessert compares favorably with the usual cakes and pastries in that the baskets can be easily baked in advance, and you can fill them with anything from fresh fruit and jam to delicate creams and sweet mousses..
If you bake (and you can buy) many “baskets” in advance, make some simple creams (custard, chocolate, cottage cheese), you can make some wonderful desserts without spending a lot of time and effort.
To make lemon tartlets you need:
- 2 lemons;
- 50 g butter;
- 2 eggs;
- 150 grams of sugar;
- Ready “baskets” (best of all – from shortcrust dough).
With lemons, remove the top yellow layer (zest), squeeze out 150 ml of lemon juice. Mix lemon juice, zest, sugar and eggs.
To zest gave its flavor, set aside the mixture for 10 minutes. Remove the zest, strain it through a colander, put cooked.
When the cream warms up, add butter, mix, boil until thick. Cool the cream, fill it with baskets.
You can decorate with whipped cream.
Let’s take a look at the steps for making sandy fruit baskets in the video below..
Very beautiful festive appetizer that can replace fruit cuts..
The list of ingredients for tartlets with cream:
- 2 eggs (large);
- 175 g brown sugar;
- 10 g vanilla sugar;
- 100 g raisins;
- 50 g of walnuts;
- 50 g butter;
- 4 tbsp. l cream (15%);
- Dough for sand tartlets.
Beat eggs a little, add sugar, vanilla sugar (or vanilla essence), washed and steamed raisins, butter at room temperature and cream. Heat the saucepan with the products on the fire, stirring constantly, bring the mass to a boil.
Boil for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly, until it thickens (the caramel should stick on the back of the spoon). Remove from heat and mix with chopped nuts..
Fill out forms for baskets with dough, fill raw tartlets with sweet filling so that it is flush with the edges of the basket.
Bake at 180 ºС for 15-20 minutes until rosy color. Allow the tartlets to cool before removing them from the tin..
Tartlets are a very convenient type of snack. The hostess can bake them herself, and can buy them in the store, especially since they are sold in a wide variety of shapes, flavors, packaging and sizes..
If the filling does not freeze, the baskets are filled before serving, so that they are crispy. This is especially true for waffles, which are quickly soaked..
And now again the video. Scoop up more ideas for baskets and let the holidays work out for one hundred percent.!