Blooming Peony Flower Tarts
Truly a work of art to take your breath away! This stunning showstopper Blooming Peony Flower Tart featuring Suncore Foods® Peony Buds Superbloom is a perfect way fall in love on this Valentine's Day. With a dairy-free buttery crust, light peony water filling, sweetened with maple syrup in this ultimate lovely tart, it’s a great way to surprise your loved ones or crush and guaranteed to swoon over their hearts.
160g all purpose flour
30g almond flour
80g powdered sugar
90g dairy free butter, cold & cubed
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tbsp almond milk
Peony flower water:
12 Suncore Foods® Peony Buds Superbloom
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup peony water
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup maple syrup or sugar of choice (adjust to taste)
1 tsp agar agar powder
1. Preheat oven to 180c. In a food processor, add crust ingredients pulse until a dough ball forms. Refrigerate the dough for at least 10 minutes. Roll out the chilled dough, cut the pieces using a tart ring and assemble. Then cut out the strips. Lift the strips and place them on the inside of each tart ring. Bake at 180c for 15-18 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
2. To make the peony flower water — Add peony buds, sugar and water to a saucepan. Bring up to a boil and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and cover for 10 minutes or until the petals have faded. Stain through a fine mesh sieve.
3. Add peony flower water to a saucepan, bring up to a boil. Add agar powder and cook until dissolved, whisking constantly. Whisk in lemon juice and maple syrup, continue to simmer for 1 minute. Turn off the heat.