We hope you’ve all had a wonderful Easter with friends and family. If you are on a sugar crash and need a pick up, we have found just the thing that’ll do the trick. We went ahead and baked Tamal Ray‘s beautiful Frangipane Tart, as featured on Guardian’s Feast magazine front cover (February 2019 issue).
It doesn’t just look lovely, it tastes wonderful too – especially paired with custard, vanilla ice cream or a lovely glass of whatever-takes-your-fancy. We love the electric pink colour; this is a show stopper! With the perfect textured filling and mouthwatering fruity flavour we urge you to try this recipe it at home too. Our dinner guests gave it a thumbs up too.
Prep 25 min
Chill 25 min
Cook 55 min
Makes 1 x 10 inch tart – enough for 12 slices
For the pastry:
250g plain flour
125g unsalted butter (cold), plus more for greasing
75g icing sugar
1 large egg, beaten
For the rhubarb:
4 large sticks of rhubarb (about 400g)
75g caster sugar
For the frangipane:
150g light brown muscovado sugar
150g unsalted butter, at room temperature
160g ground almonds
40g plain flour
¼ tsp table salt
2 large eggs
60g golden syrup
Start by making the pastry: tip the flour, butter and icing sugar into a food processor, and blitz until combined. Continue to mix, adding just enough of the beaten egg to bring the dough together (you’ll need to use most, if not all the egg). Pat the dough into a palm-sized disc, wrap it in clingfilm and pop it in the freezer for 10 minutes. Heat the oven to 170C/(160C fan)/350F/gas 4.
Cut away the tops and tails of the rhubarb and chop into 12cm-long batons. Cover with the caster sugar, and bake for 12 minutes.
Meanwhile, grease the sides and base of a 24cm round tart tin with butter. Scatter a little flour over a work surface and rolling pin, and roll out the pastry to 2-3mm thick. Starting at one end, roll the pastry around the rolling pin, then unroll over the tin. Press the pastry into the sides of the tin, trimming away the excess to leave 1-2cm overhang over the rim. Use a fork to prick all over the base, then pop it back in the freezer for 15 minutes.
Once the rhubarb has baked, remove it from the oven and set aside.
When you’re ready to blind bake the pastry, cover the base with a sheet of greaseproof paper and weigh it down with some dry rice or beans, or whatever you have around. Bake at the same temperature for 12 minutes.
Make the frangipane filling: cream the butter and sugar, then stir in all the other ingredients.
After the pastry case has had its 12 minutes in the oven, take it out, remove the beans and paper and pour in the frangipane filling, smoothing it down with a spoon.
Arrange the roast rhubarb over the surface, then bake for 25-30 minutes, until the frangipane is looking toasty and golden.