March 27, 2013


Osterchüechli is a shortcrust pastry based pie that may not be missed from a Swiss Easter brunch table. Personally, I have fallen in love with this elegant and simple pie after the first bite. The filling is a fragant vanilla and lemon zest flavoured milk rice with almond. Of course in this kind of pies raisins may not be missed, however not in my kitchen, because I just can not make myself like them. I think these little cakes are a perfect Easter treat! Happy Easter!



makes 10 pieces of 10 centimeter pies

for the pastry:
250 g flour
180 g butter
3 tablespoon sugar
1 egg
1 pinch of salt

for the filling :
250 ml milk
50 ml water
60 g round grain rice
60 g sugar
60 g ground almond
3 eggs
50 ml cream
1 lemon
1 vanilla pod
1 tablespoon raisins (optional)
icing sugar for serving

Sift flour and make a mould into the middle, add diced butter, pinch of salt and start to crumble the ingredients together. Then add sugar and egg and knead a smooth dough. Chill for 1 hour.

Half and scrap out the seeds of the vanilla pod. Bring milk and water together with the vanilla pod and seeds to the boil. As soon as it is boiling add rice, reduce the heat to the lowest, put a lid on and cook until the rice is soft. It takes about 30-35 minutes. Pour milk rice into a bowl and let it stand for 10 minutes.

Beat egg yolks with sugar until pale and fluffy, then stir it to the milk rice. Stir in cream, ground almond, lemon zest and raisins. Finally fold in beaten egg white.

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Roll out dough on a floured surface and with the help of a cookie cutter cut out round pieces and press them into the baking forms. Divide filling in the forms and bake for 15-20 minutes and cool them on a wrack. Sprinkle icing sugar on top before serving.


Anonymous said...

absolutely perfect, especially without the raisins, you may bring some over ;-)
Liebe Grüsse aus Zürich,

Anonymous said...

Beautiful (and surely tasty) little cakes, and beautiful little eggs alike!
Cheers, Claudia

Anonymous said...

Yum, your tarts looks so delicious!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Lovely tartlets! I hope you had a wonderful Easter.



Unknown said...

Hi,the tarts looks delicious, was wondering if we have to pre bake the shells,or pick them?also do we spray the tart shells,sorry lots of questions.

Related Posts with Thumbnails