Almond Pastry

Use this classic pastry for pastries such as French Fruit Tarts.  
  • 85g plain flour
  • 30g ground almonds
  • 55g cold diced unsalted butter
  • 25 g sifted icing sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp. cold water
  1. Sift the flour into a mixing bowl. Add the ground almonds and butter and rub in until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar.
  2. Add the beaten egg and water to the flour mixture and mix quickly and gently. Lightly knead to a soft dough. Don't over-mix.
  3. Wrap in cling film and chill for at least 30 minutes before rolling out.
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