• Prep Time 15-20 minutes
  • Cook Time 45-50 minutes
  • Serving For 4 People
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Description

Short crust pastry topped with strawberry cheese mixture,a wonderful recipe for valentine day


  • For Short crust pastry
  • Refined flour – 1 ½ cups + for dusting
  • Butter – 3 tablespoons
  • Castor sugar – 2 tablespoons
  • Salt – A pinch
  • Egg yolk – 1
  • For strawberry cheese mixture
  • Strawberries, finely chopped – 6-8
  • Strawberry crush – 4 tablespoons + garnishing
  • Cream cheese – 1 cup
  • Castor sugar – 2 tablespoons
  • Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
  • Gelatin – 1 teaspoon
  • Whipped cream – ¼ cup



  1. Preheat oven to 180°C
  2. To make short crust pastry, put refined flour in a bowl, add butter and mix well till a grainy texture is formed. Add sugar and salt and mix well. Add egg yolk and 2-3 tbsps water mix well and knead into a soft dough.
  3. Roll out the dough into thick disc and line individual tart moulds with it evenly.Prick them with a fork
  4. Bake the tarts in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool down to room temperature.
  5. To make strawberry cheese mixture, heat strawberry crush in a non-stick pan, add strawberries and mix well. Cook till the mixture becomes soft.
  6. Put cream cheese in a bowl and whisk well. Add castor sugar and whisk well
  7. Add lemon juice to the pan and mix well. Cook till the mixture thickens. Add gelatin and mix well. Transfer the mixture to another bowl and mix well. Keep the bowl in the refrigerator till chilled. Add this mixture to the cream cheese mixture and mix well. Add whipped cream and whisk well till light and fluffy.
  8. Put the strawberry-cheese mixture into a piping bag and pipe out rosettes into the tartshells. Drizzle strawberry crush on each and keep them in the refrigerator till set.
  9. Arrange the strawberry cheese tarts on a serving plate and serve chilled


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Harpal Sokhi


Fusion of Indian food with International Cuisine is what made Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi a sought after name within the Food industry. With a background of North India, Chef Harpal is a music lover and is fluent in English and five Indian regional languages - Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Oriya and Telugu.

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