Strawberry sablé

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Appears in
Soho Cooking

By Alastair Little

Published 1999

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To my mind one of the most perfect summer tarts is made with strawberries, crème pâtissière and crisp buttery sweet pastry. Soho’s best pastry shop, Maison Bertaux, make individual ones, and I have served the dish at Frith Street on many occasions, but there is one drawback to making it at home: ‘blind baking’. Never has a culinary term been so accurate. The raw pastry shell is lined with foil or greaseproof paper and then filled with dried beans, which is then baked until the pastry has co