Little Frangipane Tarts

Ingredients :~

  • 6 small shortcrust pastry cases (i used pre-rolled Shortcrust dough & cut into circles then baked)
  • 1 egg
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 100g butter
  • 90g golden caster sugar
  • 1 Orange
  • 1 x tablespoon vanilla paste or extract
  • 1/2 jar good quality raspberry jam
  • 1 x 250g tub creme fraiche to serve

Method :~

  1. Put the 6 pastry cases on to a baking tray.   Make a frangipane mixture by cracking an egg into a mixing bowl and adding 100g almonds, 100g butter and 90g of golden caster sugar.   Grate over the zest of 1/2 an orange and add 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract or paste, use a spoon to mix everything together.
  2. Spoon a small teaspoon of jam into each pastry case, top with a heaped teaspoon of frangipane, add another small teaspoon of jam, then finally add another teaspoon of frangipane.
  3. Put the tray in the oven on the middle shelf and set the timer for 18 minutes exactly.
  4. When the tarts are golden and cooked, turn the oven off and take them out.
  5. Serve warm with a dollop of creme fraiche on the side.

Oven temperature : 190 degrees C / 375 degrees F / Gas Mark 5

Recipe courtesy of Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals ISBN 978-0-718-15477-6

p.s. another winner with the family on this one everyone gave it the thumbs up 😉

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