So I went to Coventry with my mum a couple days ago to sort out her Indian Visa and decided to do abit of shopping while we where there. I found these lovely figs which were just 4 for £1 in an indian grocery store so I just had to pick them up! Instead of just eating on their own I wanted to try making a yummy dessert with them so I thought I would try it out with my favourite Cherry Frangipane Tart recipe...turned out pretty good even if I do say so myself!
Here the recipe....
INGREDIENTS Serves 8
250g shortcrust pastry (homemade or shop bought)
6 fresh figs
75g caster sugar
75g ground almonds
1/2 tsp almond essence
3 tbsp cherry jam
1. Preheat the oven to 200C.
2. Roll out the pastry until around 4mm thick. Line a 23cm round tart tin/dish with the pastry and set to one side.
3. Cut the figs into quarters and set to one side.
4. Beat the butter and sugar together until smooth and fluffy, then add the eggs, beating well until incorporated.
5. Stir in the ground almonds and the almond essence. The batter should be kinda thin.
6. Spread the cherry jam over the base of the pastry base then pour the frangipane mixture on top.
7. Arrange the sliced figs decoratively on the tart before placing into the oven. Bake for 10 mins before reducing the oven temperature to 160C and continue baking for an additional 20 mins until slightly risen and golden brown.
Allow to cool before removing from the tin/dish and serving in big yummy slices.
Cherry Lane xoxo