Tarte aux figues recipe
Rachel from Clos Mirabel has spent years perfecting her famous gluten-free pastry. Here she shares her recipe for homemade tarte aux figues, which she likes to make with figs, apples, plums or peaches from her garden. Her top tip is to enjoy the dessert with a big dose of cream or ice cream and a glass of Jurançon.
For the pastry base:
100g gluten-free plain flour
100g almond meal
100g salted butter
2 pinches of salt
50 ml water
For the topping:
Fruit of your choice – Figs in this example
Brown sugar or maple syrup
1. Mix the flour and dry ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Make a well in the middle of the flour and add the butter, cut into small cubes.
3. Mix together by hand until you get a sandy texture.
4. Add the water and egg and mix together until it forms a ball.
5. Roll out the pastry dough to approx 5mm thick.
6. Transfer to a tart mould, use a sharp knife to remove excess dough around the edges and a fork to prick some holes in the bottom.
7. Place in a warm oven at 180°C for eight minutes, with cooking beans on top of the pastry.
8. Remove the beans and place the sliced fruit from your garden on top.
9. Sprinkle with brown sugar or maple syrup and bake for another 15-20 minutes until the fruit is cooked.
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