Basque cakes

Basque cakes


Sip something sweet and strong as you nibble these fruity jam tarts with their crumbly almond and vanilla bean shortcrust cases.

The ingredient of Basque cakes

  1. 175g unsalted butter, at room temperature, chopped
  2. 160g (1 cup, lightly packed) brown sugar
  3. 1 vanilla bean, split
  4. 1 egg
  5. 1 egg yolk
  6. 265g (13/4 cups) plain flour
  7. 3/4 tsp baking powder
  8. 55g (1/2 cup) almond meal
  9. 240g (2/3 cup) Anathoth Cherry Berry Jam
  10. 1 tbsp milk
  11. 1 egg, extra

The instruction how to make Basque cakes

  1. Place the butter and sugar in a bowl. Scrape in the seeds from the vanilla bean. Use an electric beater to beat for 8 minutes or until pale and creamy. Add the egg and egg yolk, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl. Slowly beat the flour mixture and almond meal into the butter mixture until the mixture is just combined.
  2. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface. Divide into 2 pieces, one slightly larger than the other. Shape each piece into a disc. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 1 hour to rest.
  3. Preheat oven to 180C. Lightly flour a rolling pin. Roll out the larger piece of pastry between 2 sheets of baking paper until 4mm thick. Use a round 6.5cm pastry cutter to cut 16 discs from the pastry. Line sixteen 40ml (2 tablespoons) patty pans with the pastry discs. Fill each with 2 teaspoons jam. Roll out the remaining pastry between 2 sheets of baking paper until 4mm thick. Use a round 5.5cm pastry cutter to cut 16 discs from the pastry. Top each tart with a pastry disc. Press the edges to seal.
  4. Whisk the milk and extra egg in a bowl. Brush the tops of the tarts with the egg mixture. Use a fork to mark a cross on the top of each tart. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden. Cool slightly in the pans before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutritions of Basque cakes

calories: 248.56 calories
calories: 12 grams fat
calories: 6.5 grams saturated fat
calories: 32 grams carbohydrates
calories: 3.5 grams protein
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