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Easy Fig Tart for a Macrobiotic Diet

Easy Fig Tart for a Macrobiotic Diet

This has no egg or dairy in it, but it's a simple, delicious tart. Great for small children or people with allergies. You can make this easily with things you have on hand.

Ingredients: 1 14cm / 16cm / 18cm diamater tart

*I've listed the ingredient amounts by tart size
The photo is a 14cm tart
For the tart crust:
14cm / 16cm / 18cm
★Cake flour
50 g / 65 g / 85 g
★Whole wheat flour
15 g
★Sugar
1.5 tablespoons / 2 tablespoons / 2.5 tablespoons
★Salt
a pinch
Oil (vegetable oil or canola oil,etc.)
a bit less than 2 tablespoons / 2 tablespoons / 2.5 tablespoons
Water
about 1 tablespoon / about 1.5 tablespoons / a bit less than 2 tablespoons
For the almond cream:
☆Almond flour
30 g / 40 g / 50 g
☆Cake flour
20 g / 30 g / 40 g
☆Sugar
1 tablespoon / 1.5 tablespoons / a bit less than 2 tablespoons
☆Baking powder
a bit less than 1 teaspoon / 1 teaspoon / 1 heaping teaspoon
☆Salt
a pinch
Oil (vegetable oil, canola oil, etc.)
1 tablespoon / 1.5 tablespoons 2 tablespoons
Maple syrup
1 tablespoon / 1.5 tablespoons / 2 tablespoons
Water or soymilk
1.5 tablespoons / 2 tablespoons / 2.5 tablespoons
Figs
as needed - depends on their size

Steps

1. Make the tart crust. Put the ★ ingredients in a bowl, and mix them up with a whisk.
2. Add the oil, and mix with your hands or a whisk round and round. Add the water and mix with your hands until it comes together in one mass.
3. The amount of liquid needed depends on the flour. Try starting out with the amounts indicated, and add a little more if the dough is not coming together.
4. Roll the dough out between two sheets of plastic wrap. The dough is easy to handle but tends to split, so it's easier to roll out if you sandwich it between sheets of plastic.
5. Place the dough on top of the tart pan, and roll the rolling pin over the pan to cut the dough to fit the pan.
6. Mend any bits of the crust that got broken, or where there isn't enough, by adding in bits of the leftover dough.
7. It looks a bit messy, but it won't affect the final results.
8. Pierce the bottom of the crust with a fork. Bake in a 170°C oven for about 15 minutes. Leave the crust to cool in the pan.
9. Make the almond cream next. Sift the ☆ ingredients together. I just put them in a big plastic bag and shake it around.
10. Transfer the flours to a bowl, add the oil, maple syrup and water (or soymilk), and mix with a whisk or rubber spatula.
11. Pour the cream filling into the tart crust.
12. Slice the fig into 6 to 8 wedges, and put on top of the cream filling, pressing them in a little.
13. Bake for about 30 minutes in a 170°C oven. When it has cooled down a bit, take the tart out of the tart tin.
14. The tart is easier to slice after it's completely cooled.

Story Behind this Recipe

Every year in the fall, I get the urge to eat fig tarts. It's also a time of the year when it's easy to get sick. So I made a healthy version of the tart, and referred to the recipes of my favorite chefs to come up with my own.