Semolina Tart With Black Currants (Burgundy, France)
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- Ready In:
- 1hr 10mins
For the Dough
- 1 1⁄3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon fine sugar
- 1⁄2 cup cold margarine
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1⁄4 cup cold water
- 1 pinch salt
For the filling
- 1 cup semolina
- 2 cups milk
- 3 eggs
- 1 1⁄4 cups sugar
- 2⁄3 lb black currant berries
- 1 vanilla bean
- Blend the four, sugar, margarine, oil and salt in a bowl with your fingers until you get something that looks like fine breadcumbs. Add the water a little at a time until a crumbly dough starts to form.
- Roll the into a ball and dust it with a little flour. Wrap it in wax paper and chill for one hour.
- Mix the currants with a little bit of sugar and water and cook over high heat until they form a thick sauce.
- Split the vanilla bean in half and add it to the milk. Heat the milk and vanilla until it just starts to boil (take care, milk is easy to scald).
- Remove the bean and stir in the semolina. After the mixture has cooled for a few minutes, add the egg yolks.
- Beat the egg whites until you get stiff peaks, then add the sugar. Fold the egg white mixture into the semolina.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Butter a tart pan and roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface. Line the pan with the dough and prick all over with a fork. Return to the fridge for 10 minutes or so.
- Spread the currant mixture over the pastry dough, then spred the semolina topping over that. Smooth with a spatula and bake for 40 minutes or until golden.
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