Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Strawberry Cheesecake Tart

OK so the reasons I am posting this is not because of the cute kid or her cute dad with his sexy accent, it's because he does something I have never seen done before and it kind of blows my mind.

He is about to blind bake his rolled out tart pastry when he grabs a piece of plastic wrap and covers the tart dough with it and then fills it up with beans to weigh it down then he puts it in a hot oven!  When he removes the baked shell out of the oven the plastic wrap hasn't melted?

Weird, plastic wrap doesn't melt in a 375F oven?  Has anyone ever done this or heard of this before?  I always use parchment or tin foil. Why doesn't the plastic on the bottom melt?  On a side note I think it is in a way kind of hysterical to see this dapper French Chef making a recipe with a little bit of Philadelphia (cream cheese), but I love the creme fraiche and white chocolate.....and late season Strawberries have been at the cream cheese from Whole Foods, or some good Ricotta....unfortunately there is no recipe except what is given on the video.  I'll see what I can figure out and get back to you.



Anonymous said...

seems like he said he put the crust in the over for 7-8 minutes at 180 degrees, which might explain why the plastic doesn't melt.

Urban Food Guy said...

I think because this is an English video (made by the Guardian UK) that when he says 180 degrees he means celsius - a pie crust would never brown at 180 F in 8 minutes....360F is equivalent to 182 C so that seems about right...weird right? But thanks!

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