HAZELNUT CHERRY TART
A thoroughly decadent desert
This has simply got to be the best dessert you'll ever try. My wife
has made this one many times. The only complaint ever lodged is that there
was not enough.
- 1/2 cup plain flour
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 2 oz ground roast hazelnuts
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 2 oz butter
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tsp water
- 4 egg yolks
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cups cream
- 3 tsp gelatine
- 2 Tbsp water
- 2 lb canned cherries
- 2 tsp gelatine
- 2 tsp rum
Sift flour and add all dry ingredients together, with the sugar in the
centre, on a pastry board.
Add the butter (softened), egg yolk,
and water. Work the liquids into the sugar, until it is creamy.
Now work in the flour mixture, as you would for any sweet pastry.
Press the dough into a greased
flan tin. Prick the base of the pastry all over.
Refrigerate for 30 mins, then cook in a moderate oven
for 15 to 20 mins (until golden brown)
Put egg yolks, sugar and vanilla into a bowl and beat until thick and creamy.
until almost boiling.
Combine the two mixtures, beating until smooth, then add the result to the top
of a double boiler and simmer until it thickens (STIR CONSTANTLY).
Dissolve the gelatine in the water, and add to the cream mixture, stirring
well until it is well mixed.
Allow this mixture to cool
before adding to the pastry case. Refrigerate until it sets.
Drain the cherries and reserve
of the syrup. NB: we don't use
commercial canned cherries. I would suggest a "light" syrup.
Arrange the pitted cherries artistically over the top of the tart.
Put the reserved syrup, gelatine and rum (we usually use cherry brandy or
kirsch) into a saucepan and heat (stirring) until gelatine dissolves.
Cool the liquid and pour over the cherries. Refrigerate until set.
Don't be put off by the complexity of the recipe!it is well worth the
All the egg whites "wasted" can be used in something else, such as a
moderate to hard.
several hours preparation, cooking, and cooling.
measure the ingredients carefully.
Kevin J. Maciunas
Discipline of Computer Science, Flinders University, South Australia
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Recipe last modified: 20 May 86
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Kevin J. Maciunas)
Subject: RECIPE: Hazelnut cherry tart
Date: 13 Jun 86 03:41:48 GMT
Organization: Flinders University, South Australia
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