An easy dessert that will be loved by all.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
To make the pastry. In a small bowl, stir together the egg yolk, water and vanilla; set aside.
To make the dough by hand,
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar and salt.
Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour mixture until the texture resembles coarse meal.
Add the egg mixture and mix with a fork just until the dough pulls together.
On a lightly floured board, roll out until the dough is about 1/8 inch thick.
Use a small, knife to cut out a 6 rounds 2 inches greater in diameter than your tart pans.
Place pastry in tart tins.
To make the filling. Place sugar and flour in a saucepan. On a low heat, mix to a paste with a 2 Tablespoons milk.
Continue stirring and add butter, egg yolks and remaining milk.
Stir over a low heat until the caramel thickens.
Stir vanilla into mixture.
Spoon mixture into pastry case and pinch the pastry tops to close except for a small hole.
Place in oven for 15 minutes, or until the tops have browned.