Tarta De Almendras (Almond Tart)
photo by East Wind Goddess
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- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest, grated
- 1⁄2 lb almonds, shelled
- 3 large eggs
- 4 large egg yolks
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1⁄2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 1⁄4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 cup pouring custard
- Preheat the oven to 350°F Lightly butter a 10-inch pie plate.
- In a blender, blend the sugar and lemon zest until they are well mixed. Add the almonds, and blend again until the almonds are ground fine.
- Add the eggs, egg yolks, and butter, and blend until all the contents are well mixed.
- Transfer the mixture to a bowl.
- Add the flour, baking powder, and salt, and stir with a spatula or wooden spoon until the dry ingredients are incorporated. Scrape the batter into the pan, and smooth the top.
- Bake the tart on the center rack of the oven for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean but the tart is still moist. Let it cool on a wire rack.
- Spoon Basque Cream onto each plate, and set a tart wedge on top. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar, and serve.
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I live in San Diego and travel frequently to China as a tour leader and travel consultant. Although I have been known to chow down on coconut grubs and ant eggs on my trips to China, when I'm cooking at home, my tastes run to European: Mediterranean, Provencal, Tuscan. I also like just about anything that Bobby Flay cooks up, and I love how he puts together a plate with American regional cuisines. I enjoy the art of travel, savoring local food as a part of my experience. In America, the places that make a great destination for me again and again are New Orleans, Santa Fe, Seattle, Key West, San Antonio and New York. Abroad, I do love Provence, France; the Amalfi Coast; Santorini, Greece; Moorea, Tahiti; Hong Kong and then there's my bucket list... My S/O lives in Las Vegas, so I spend quite a bit of time there but at home I unwind with my two Weimaraners and young Vizsla, do some gardening, reading, cooking, dog training and planning my (or someone else's) next trip. <img src="http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j166/ZaarNicksMom/Animation6.gif"> <img src="http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j166/ZaarNicksMom/PACsticker-Adopted.jpg">