Tuesday, 11 December 2012

The Quick French Tart

 You're picturing a woman running down the road aren't you? Well stop it, this is a food blog.
My french tart is all butter and sugar as only a french tart can be. It's also amazingly simple and incredibly quick to make for those emergency moments when you need a french tart, stat. My friend, Jacques Pepin taught me how and it was one of those 'oh my gosh, that is so clever' moments when he revealed the no effort base, tortilla! Melt a tablespoon of butter on your baking tray, which you have lined with parchment paper, sprinkle on a teaspoon of sugar and rub a flour tortilla in the mixture on both sides. Then top with the fruit of your choice, sprinkle another teaspoon of sugar on top followed by another tablespoon of butter, dotted around the fruit and cook at 400F (200C) for 25-30 minutes. Voila, a quick french tart.

I made an apple tart last night, but you can use any fruit, even canned fruit. Cook the syrup down in a pan and use it as a glaze at the end. For a glaze when using fresh fruit, just warm up a bit of apricot jam and brush that over the top.

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