Are you looking for a refined and elegant idea to prepare a delicious and peculiar tart? So you must try replacing your classic shortbread pastry recipe with this unique alternative: the Thermomix Almond Pastry!
Tart is a commonly appreciated dessert, almost too common I'd say. But using this almond pastry you will be able to satisfy even the most demanding people's tastes, the most criticising too, as well as the most willing ones.
Obviously you can use this pastry to make tarts, single smaller tarts with fruits (like Mince Pies), mini pies and also some particular biscuits, why not?
The recipe has been sent by Rebecca Nutley from Australia who kindly transcribed it and sent it to me. It is a recipe of the "Thermomix in Australia's Everyday Cookbook", which is pretty famous in Australia.
I slightly modified the original recipe, avoiding the use of mixed spice, as I wanted my children to eat it too and the combining of almonds and spices would have stopped them from trying it :-) They loved it instead! :-)
You could use this recipe in these preparations: Jam Tart, Apple Pie, Sour Cherry Pie, Jam Biscuits, Lemon Tart, Thermomix Strawberry Tart with Lemon Custard.
Try it and let me know what you create with this fabulous almond pastry! I'm so curious! ;-)
Ingredients1 ball of dough
- 30 g Sugar
- 30 g Blanched Almonds
- 210 g Plain flour
- 130 g Hard butter, cut into small chunks
- Salt to taste
- 1 medium Egg Yolk
- 3-4 Tsp Water or Orange Juice
How to prepare Thermomix Almond PastryPlace sugar into TM bowl and pulverise for 3 Sec. Speed 9. Set aside.
Put almonds in TM bowl and mill for A Few Sec. Speed 8.
Add flour, butter, sugar and salt and mix for about 10 Sec. Speed 5 until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Set dial to closed lid position.
Add egg yolk and water/juice and mix on interval speed for 10-20 Sec. to form a dough.
Turn mixture on floured board and knead lightly.
Put in refrigerator for about 15 Min. before rolling out and baking at 200°C.
My AdviceI've used this pastry to make a jam tart using one of my delicious home-made jam, the Peach and Amaretti Biscuits Jam and I think it was the perfect choice ;-)
How to Prepare Almond Pastry without Thermomixwww.bbcgoodfood.com
Translated from the Italian recipe
Pasta Frolla Bimby alle Mandorle