Balmoral Tartlets

Balmoral Tartlets

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Servings: 12 tartlets
Calories: 151


  • 2 oz butter
  • 2 oz sugar
  • 1 egg separated
  • 1/2 oz glace cherries chopped
  • 1 oz plain cake crumbs
  • 1/2 oz cut mixed peel
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 3 tbls icing sugar confectioners sugar, sifted

for the short crust pastry

  • 4 oz plain flour All purpose
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 oz margarine or half butter, half lard
  • flour for rolling out


  • Set the oven at 200°c (400°f) gas 6.
  • To make the pastry, sift the flour and salt into a bowl, then rub in the margarine until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add enough cold water to make a stiff dough. Press the dough together with your fingertips.
  • Roll out on a lightly floured surface and use to line twelve 7.5 cm (3 inch) patty tins.
  • In a bowl, cream the butter with the sugar until pale and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolk and add the chopped cherries with the cake crumbs, mixed peel and cornflour. Mix well.
  • Whisk the egg white in a clean, grease free bowl until stiff, then fold lightly into the cherry mixture.
  • Fill the pastry cases and bake for about 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Just before serving, sift a little icing sugar over the top of the tartlets.
Calories: 151 kcal
Carbohydrates: 18 g
Protein: 2 g
Fat: 8g
Saturated Fat: 3 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 24 mg
Sodium: 151 mg
Potassium: 24 mg
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 8 g
Vitamin A: 307 IU
Vitamin C: 1 mg
Calcium: 11 mg
Iron: 1 mg
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