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Blackberry frangipane tart

Published on August 30, 2016
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Put hedgerow blackberries to delicious use with this frangipane tart from Levi Frew, pastry chef at Two Bridges Hotel on Dartmoor

Blackberry frangipane

Serves 10

You will need

For the jam:
Blackberries 400g
Jam sugar 150g
Water 3 tbsp

For the frangipane:
Shortcrust tart case 25cm
Butter 225g
Sugar 225g
Eggs 4
Flour 30g
Ground almonds 225g
Pistachio puree 2 tbsp
Almond essence 1 tsp
Flaked almonds 74g

Method

  1. To make the jam: place all of the jam ingredients in a heavy based saucepan and reduce on a medium heat for 25 minutes stirring frequently. Leave to cool.
  2. To make the frangipane: blind bake a 25cm tart case and pre-heat the oven to 175°C / gas 4.
  3. Beat the sugar and butter together until light and fluffy. Next beat in the eggs, one at a time, ensuring each one is fully combined before adding the next.
  4. Add the pistachio puree, then fold in the flour, ground almonds and the almond essence. Once combined, scoop the mixture into a piping bag.
  5. Spread the cool jam onto the base of the tart case, then pipe the frangipane mix on top and smooth to the edges with a palette knife.
  6. Top with flaked almonds or piped Italian meringue and cook for 35 minutes. Serve with good quality custard or blackberry sorbet.

Chef’s tip: ‘For a perfect result, take the frangipane tart out of the oven when it still has a slight wobble,’ says Levi.

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