Monday, April 09, 2007

Date & Almond Tart

For pastry
  • 1 1/2 cups wholemeal plain flour
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1 egg
For Filling
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 7 tbsp sugar (I use 1/2 cup honey)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • dates
Preheat oven to 200degrees C/400degress F.
Place a large flat baking sheet in the oven to get hot.
  • sift flour
  • add butter and work to crumb texture
  • add egg & itbsp cold water
  • work to smooth dough
  • roll our and line 20cm tart, pie or quich dish
  • prick pastry and chill
  • cream butter & sugar
  • add beaten egg
  • stir in ground almonds & flour
  • mix well
  • spread into pastry case
  • arrange dates and press down slightly
  • place dish on hot baking sheet and bake for 10-15 mins
  • reduce heat to 180 degreesC/350 degrees F
  • cook a further 15-20 mins till brown on top
Yum!

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