Thursday, March 21, 2013

Day 80:Fig & Thyme Tarts


Ingredients
Pie Crust
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup butter, cold and cut into small pieces
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
6 - 8 T ice water

1. In a food processor, combine flour, salt and sugar and pulse until mixed.
2. Add butter to flour mixture one piece at a time while pulsing.
3. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time until dough begins to stick together in the processor.
4. Remove dough from the mixer and divide in two pieces.  Shape each half into a disk shape and wrap with plastic wrap.  Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Filling
fig jam
2 T fresh thyme leaves, roughly chopped


Tart Assembly
1. Remove dough from refrigerator and roll on a floured surface to 1/4 " thickness.
2. Cut the dough with a triangle cookie cutter.
3. Fill the centre of 1/2 of  the pie crusts with a tiny spoonful of jam and sprinkle with a few thyme leaves.(leaving a  1/2" border).
4. Place the remaining pie crusts on top of each crust bottoms.
5. Brush with a bit of egg yolk and then sprinkle with sugar and a few extra thyme leaves.
6. Bake at 350ºF for 15-20 minutes.  


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