I've reached a whole new level of domestication. Gardening, cleaning, baking. I'm like, a real life housewife or something. This tart was a hybrid of a Portuguese recipe I found online and a jam tart we had in Banff over the weekend. The girls and I have been having proper tea and cake after I pick them up from school, and this happened to still be warm when we walked through the door.

You will need:

A pre-baked tart shell
150 grams of sliced almonds
1/4 cup milk
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup jam

Okay, so I made a cookie based tart shell, but I shouldn't have. I have a tried and true pie crust that is made without any sugar that I should have done. The one above was too sweet and I'm hesitant to say, had too much butter. I will make the recipe again, but will either use my stand-by crust or buy a ready made one. 

Carrying on ....

Bake your tart shell for about 15 minutes at a moderate oven temperature, until just starting to brown. 

Remove from the oven and turn the temp up about 25 degrees. Spread your jam over the surface of your tart and set aside while you prepare the almond filling. (I used strawberry jam, but I think a cherry jam, with the toasted almonds, would be a great flavour combination.)

In a small saucepan, toast your almonds until just fragrant. Add your sugar, milk and butter, stir and let boil until thickened, about five minutes. 

Pour the mix over your jam covered tart shell and return to the oven for another 10-15 minutes, until golden. Let cool and serve warm or at room temperature with a dollop of yogurt or cream. And tea, of course.
20/3/2013 09:18:15 pm

I can't handle jam in my desserts but I'm loving the flour bag and yogourt container. Did Aaron like it?

20/3/2013 09:34:15 pm

The original recipe was without jam, you should definitely do it! Aaron and Claudia liked it. Eloise yelled at me for putting "olives" in it and claimed it "iscusting".

20/3/2013 10:33:29 pm

You must be enjoying being able to read the food labels.
Your platter is so pretty. New?

21/3/2013 01:40:39 am

I LOVE being able to read the labels, such a little thing but it makes a big difference.
The plate is older than dirt and cost 10 cents at the German junk shop, but it IS pretty, I agree.

anna Katharina Werner
23/3/2013 05:23:30 pm

i still dream about the yeo joghurt regularly.and the flour bag is really cracking. the scots seem to have the right humour. in terms of jam..can you please just once buy the little scarlet strawberry jam once it's for sale. it's heavenly. i miss you and am close to tears when i look at fotos of your daughters. sigh.

23/3/2013 10:35:16 pm

Sigh is right. I dreamt I was in Münster for your birthday. Let's hope.
Please send a babbling video of Nika. Nothing would make my day more!
Now I'm off to buy jam, and gourmet milk, and other rare and exotic cream products...


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