Sift together the flour, almond powder, and sugar. Beat the egg. Microwave the butter to melt.
Put all the ingredients into a resealable plastic container, close the lid, then shake!! Shake, shake, and shake, until you can't shake it any more!
It should look crumbly like this.
Wrap in plastic wrap, then press it together to form a dough. Let it chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
Sandwich in plastic wrap, then roll it out with a rolling pin. Press it into a buttered tart mold, and prick in several places with a fork.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in an oven preheated to 180℃. After pouring in your favorite filling, it should bake for 10 more minutes.
Story Behind this Recipe
I love tarts, but am always concerned about the high calories with all the butter. Also, I wanted to come up with a tart pastry that can be made easily without any fuss! After experimenting a bit, I came up with this recipe.
Be sure to beat the egg. I once made the mistake of mixing it in without beating it first. ; The pastry is very soft after it comes out of the oven, so wait for it to cool before taking it out of the tart mold.
I use resealable plastic containers, but you can use a bowl or food processor. Use the technique that works best for you.