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How to bake blind pastry video

To stop pastry becoming soggy, blind bake your tart case before adding the filling. Fifteen graduate Steve Estevez shows how to bake blind in this instructional video.

Take your short crust pastry and roll it out to around 0.5cm thick.
The easiest way to transfer the pastry into the tart cake is by rolling it around the rolling pin, lifting it up then unrolling it on to the cake.
Once this is done, lift the pastry up at the edges with one hand and press into the corners of the tart tine with the other.
You can trim the pastry at this stage if you like by rolling the rolling pin over the entire surface. Alternatively, it can be trimmed with a knife after baking.
Chill the pastry for between 20 and 30 minutes, then remove from the fridge, cover in parchment paper and add baking beans or flour. Bake in a pre-heated oven following the recipe’s instruction.
Then take the pastry out of the oven, remove the beans and paper and cook for a further 5 minutes or so, or until the base of the pastry is cooked through and golden brown.


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Disappointing not to be able to watch the video. Marlene

MarleneF91603 MarleneF91603 Posted 24 Mar 2012 9:24 PM

tried using 3/4 layers of cling film instead on baking parchment. a bit worried about it but it was brilliant. No groves in the pastry. nice and smooth Teresa

TERESAA83188 TERESAA83188 Posted 19 Aug 2011 5:29 PM

shame about the video

kathyO79924 kathyO79924 Posted 15 May 2011 11:21 AM

It is very painful not to get the video!

rijubrataR78260 rijubrataR78260 Posted 12 Mar 2011 8:16 AM

Hi TrulyH42989, unfortunately we only have the rights to play these videos within the UK, so you will not be able to access them. Do have a look at the text though, which contains all the information in the video, just no images!

Celia Good Food Celia Good Food Posted 13 Jan 2011 9:16 AM

i am in canada but cannot open the video.

TrulyH42989 TrulyH42989 Posted 23 Sep 2010 12:04 AM

Am watching this from Canada.Great instruction on baking blind.Thankyou.Will now experiment and make some tarts!!!

patriciaM34583 patriciaM34583 Posted 22 Jul 2010 9:05 PM

all i get on video is how to train a dragon, not great at all.

marionR80553 marionR80553 Posted 01 Apr 2010 3:00 PM

great. I am watching it from Turkey and it is very helpful. thank you very much.

ladybugg71 ladybugg71 Posted 12 Feb 2010 4:48 PM