Jill Colonna's fig tart recipe
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A luscious fig tart by "Mad about Macarons" author, Jill Colonna
Recipe type: dessert
Serves: 6-8
  • Round of ready-made puff pastry
  • 12-15 purple plump figs (ripe but firm enough to cut neatly)
  • 60g ground almonds (almond flour)
  • 2 tbsp runny honey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp orange flower water
  1. On a baking sheet lined with greaseproof baking paper, prick the pastry with a fork and score a border 1cm in from the edge using a knife. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  3. Wash, dry and cut the figs finely, using a good sharp knife.
  4. Beat the egg and honey with a whisk in a bowl until light and creamy. Add the ground almonds and orange flower water. Using a spatula, spread the mix on the pastry.
  5. Place the figs in rounds on the pastry. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes.
Recipe by eat. live. travel. write. at http://www.eatlivetravelwrite.com/2011/09/meeting-jill-colonna-at-un-dimanche-a-paris-and-a-fig-tart-recipe/