Preparing yummilicious food really IS child's play... you don't believe me? It's just about recognising where you stand in the list of skilled pastry chefs... no use working with a Pierre Herme recipe when really, your experience doesn't extend beyond smores and jell-o, believe me, I have learnt this the hard way. (I'll spare you the details, but I've seen everything from cakes exploding in the microwave to my cousin's plaits getting caught in the hand mixer...)
These tartlets are dressed to impress, but really easy to put together! A wonderful recipe for kids to get their hands dirty and feel like a proper pastry chef in the making! Bookmark it for them now for your Mother's Day treat. If you are not happy for them to use a food processor, you can put the biscuits in a plastic bag and crush them with a mallet... very soothing. If I had money to pay for a study, I'd like to see how this "therapy" performs compared to Ritalin ;-)
If you're willing to go the extra mile (like I did in this recipe), you can make some home-made passion fruit (or lemon) curd, but less experienced little chefs might just want to use the store-bought variety - the result will be equally scrumptious!
Of course, it's not just a recipe for the culinarily challenged, it is also an amazing choice when you don't have much time to slave in the kitchen or are preparing a multi-course dinner and the last thing you want to fret over is dessert... it's so quickly assembled, you definitely won't get your knickers in a twist!