Belgian pastry specialist Pidy has launched a new dessert kit - Tarto Presto. Tartlettes and crème patissière form the basis for the kit, which contains all you need to prepare and decorate shortcrust pastry tartlets. The starter box contains 24 x 8.5cm shortcrust tartlets and a 1kg pack of crème patissière. A range of desserts can be produced by adding a layer of crème patissière to each tart and topping with any combination with fruit or other topping. The crème patissière is low in fat - 3% - and preservative-free. It can be stored at ambient temperature and has a shelf-life of 12 months unopened. Once opened, it will remain in good condition for eight days when refrigerated at between 4?C and 6?C.

The Tarto Presto pack will be available nationally through fine foodservice wholesalers from August 2009.