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  1. The Blackberry Farm Cookbook: Four Seasons of Great Food and the Good Life
    The Blackberry Farm Cookbook: Four Seasons of Great Food and the Good Life
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  2. The Blackberry Farm Cookbook: Four Seasons of Great Food and the Good Life

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From The Blackberry Farm Cookbook: Fig Tart

Fig jam intensifies the fruit flavor in this tart. We make our own jam, but high-quality commercial versions work nicely as well. We like the free-form shape and rustic feel of the tart and have shaped them smaller to make individual tarts and larger to feed a crowd. Whipped cream, slightly sweetened, is a nice addition.--Sam Beall

Ingredients

  • 1/2 recipe basic pastry (recipe below)
  • 1/4 cup fig jam
  • 1 pound fresh figs, stemmed and halved lengthwise
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk

(Makes eight servings)

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly butter a baking sheet and set it aside.

2. Divide the pastry in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll each piece of dough into a 9-inch circle. Place the pastry on the prepared baking sheet; overlapping the two circles a little on one side is okay as the edges will be folded in later. Spread 2 tablespoons of jam evenly over each piece of pastry, leaving a 1 1/2-inch border. Arrange the figs over the jam. Cover the tarts with plastic wrap and set them aside.

3. In a small saucepan, cook 1/3 cup of the sugar over medium-high heat without stirring until it melts and turns amber in color. Remove the pan from the heat and carefully stir in the cream and butter, stirring until the mixture is smooth. Brush the tops of the figs with the caramel mixture. Fold the edge of the pastry over the outer edge of the figs, pleating the dough to hold it in place.

4. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and milk. Brush the edges of the pastry with the egg mixture and then sprinkle with the remaining 1 teaspoon of sugar. Bake for about 25 minutes, until the pastry is golden brown and the figs are just tender. Serve warm or at room temperature, cut into generous wedges.

Basic Pastry

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 to 3 tablespoons ice water
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar

(Makes pastry for two 9- or 10-inch pie shells or one double-crust 9-inch pie)

1. Place the flour and salt in a food processor and pulse to combine. Add the shortening and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Transfer to a medium bowl and set aside.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, 1/3 cup of the ice water, and the vinegar. Pour the egg mixture over the flour mixture and stir with a fork just until the dough comes together. If the dough is too dry, add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time.

3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently into a ball. Divide the ball in half and flatten each piece into a disk about 1 inch thick. Wrap each disk in plastic and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 3 days; the dough can also be frozen for up to 6 months and defrosted overnight in the refrigerator prior to using.


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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Sam Beall
Binding
Hardcover
Brand
Beall, Sam
EAN
9780307407719
Edition
y First edition
ISBN
0307407713
IsEligibleForTradeIn
1
Label
Clarkson Potter
Manufacturer
Clarkson Potter
MPN
9780307407719
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
300
PartNumber
9780307407719
PublicationDate
2009-10-20
Publisher
Clarkson Potter
ReleaseDate
2009-10-20
Studio
Clarkson Potter
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