Provence Food

Claude Garcia continues her series of recipes on Provence Food with a seasonal TARTE AUX FIGUES

For the pastry (pate sablée):

Provence Food - Seasonal recipe from Provence Guru

Provence Food – Seasonal recipe from Provence Guru

200 gr of flour

110 gr of butter

50 gr of sugar

1 pinch of salt

1 egg

For the topping :

10 Figs

50 grams of butter

50 grams of sugar

Optional : Star anise, and Cinnamon

Cooking instructions:

Take the butter out to soften

Mix the flour with the sugar and the pinch of salt

Mix in the butter in small amounts

With the end of your fingers break the flour and the butter apart  and in the palm of your hands rub the mix together to « sand « the pastry

Incorporate the egg and gather the pastry together into a ball

Leave in the fridge for an hour

Take out the pastry and flatten between two sheets of baking paper

Preheat the over to 200 degrees

Cook the base of the tarte for 20 minutes until golden

In a frying pan, melt the butter with the sugar and spices (if desired), cut the figs in two and caramelise on both sides.

Arrange the fruit on the tarte base and add any left over caramel around the fruit.

 

Claudia’s kitchen

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