Strawberry Tart topped with Meringue
For the pastry/tart-
1 cup all-purpose flour,
1/2 cup unsalted butter,
Little less than 1/2 cup of sugar,
3 egg yolks,
30 gms fresh yeast.
For the filling-
1/2 cup strawberry jam,
2 cups fresh strawberries; sliced.
For the Meringue-
3 egg whites,
1/2 cup sugar.
To prepare the tart crust-
Sift the flour. Cut and fold the butter into the flour like we do it for pie dough. Then fold in sugar and yeast. Beat the egg yolks till creamy and then combine it in the flour mixture. Knead lightly to form a dough.
Meanwhile preheat the oven at 175 degrees C or 350 degrees F. Spread the dough evenly on a 9″ pie plate, spread a little melted butter over it and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven.
To fill the tart-
Spread a layer of jam over the warm tart crust, spread starwberry slices. In a bowl beat/whip the egg white till they stiffen. Then add the sugar and beat till it is creamy. Spread this layer of meringue on the strawberries and then bake at 170 degrees C or 300 degrees F for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven, cut into desired size pieces and serve.