Almond and Honey Cakes

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Title: Almond and Honey Cakes
Yield: 8 Servings
Categories: Cakes, Candies

Ingredients:

250 g Sweet flan pastry
Butter; for the tart tin
Flour; for the tart tin
20 g Apricot jelly; for glazing


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125 g Sugar
125 g Slivered almonds
90 g Unsalted butter
35 g Honey
2 tb Double cream
50 g Crystallised fruits
-- chopped
Kirsch

(Units: 100 g = 3 1/2 oz; 1 dl = 3 1/2 fl oz = 2/5 cup; 180 oC = 350 oF;
200 oC = 400 oF; 230 oC = 450 oF; 250 oC = 475 oF; 2.5 cm = 1 inch)

Preparation:

Pre-heat the oven to 200 oC. Butter and flour a tart tin with a removable
base 22 cm in diameter.

Roll out the pastry to fit the tart tin. Line the tin with the pastry and
prick the bottom all over with a fork. Bake it for 10 minutes at the bottom
of the pre-heated oven. Leave the pastry shell in the tin.

Cooking:

Lightly brush a thin layer of apricot glaze over the bottom of the pastry
shell.

Put all the remaining ingredients for the filling into a saucepan and heat
them gently, stirring to mix them well as they melt.

Raise the oven to 210 oC. When the filling is melted, spread it in a thin
layer on the glazed pastry shell.

Cook it for about 15 minutes: it is ready when the filling begins to
bubble.

Leave the cake to cool in its tin, then take it out.

Serving:

Cut the cake into little triangles or rectangular pieces. Serve them with
coffee, like 'petits fours'.

From: Fredy Girardet, Cuisine spontanee, M Papermac, 1986, ISBN
0-333-40957-4

Typed for you by Rene Gagnaux