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Amandine

Amandine

This is a very classic French treat that you can easily make.

Ingredients: 21 cm tart pan

(Pâte Sucrée) Cookie Crust
Cake flour (sifted)
120 g
Butter
60 g
Granulated sugar
45 g
Egg yolk
1
Vanilla oil
a small amount
(Creme D'amande) Almond Cream
Butter
70 g
Granulated sugar
65 g
Beaten egg
1
Almond flour
70 g
Vanilla oil
a small amount
Sliced almond
as needed
Apricot jam (or apple jam)
1 1/2 tablespoon

Steps

1. Make the crust. Put the butter in a bowl and cream. Add the granulated sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla oil and mix.
2. Fold the sifted flour into Step 1, then press it all together.
3. Wrap in plastic wrap and let chill for 30 minutes.
4. Grease the pan with oil spray (or butter [not listed]). Let chill in the refrigerator.
5. While Step 3 is chilling, make the almond cream. Cream the butter in a bowl with a whisk until white. Add the granulated sugar, then mix while adding the egg a little at a time (over about 7-8 additions).
6. Add the vanilla oil to Step 5. Also add the almond flour and mix together.
7. Sandwich the dough from Step 3 between two sheets of plastic wrap and roll it out with a rolling pin until larger than the tart pan.
8. Line the tart pan with Step 7, then use a fork to poke holes in the bottom. Preheat the oven to 210°C.
9. Transfer Step 6's almond cream to Step 8 and smooth the surface.
10. Top with sliced almonds and put in the oven. Bake at 210°C for 10 minutes, then at 170°C for 20 minutes.
11. Once cooled, remove from the pan. Mix the apricot jam with a little hot water (not listed) and spread it over the top.

Story Behind this Recipe

I learned this recipe at a cooking class many years ago and changed it to make it easier for myself.