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Maids Of Honor Tarts

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Ingredients
  Pastry 1
  Flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Jam 1 Tablespoon
  Cottage cheese 6 Ounce, sieved
  Golden raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Almonds 2 Tablespoon, finely chopped
  Eggs 2
  Confectioners sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), sifted
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Almond extract 2 Drop
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 450 to 475°F, Gas Mark 7 to 8.
2) Take a bowl and sieve the flour and salt into it.
3) Mix vigorously one-third of butter or margarine to this until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
4) Pour in enough water to make the dough elastic.

MAKING
5) Take a lightly floured board and roll out the dough to an oblong on it.
6) Cut the left over fat into small pieces.
7) Take two-thirds of the dough and dot it with half the fat pieces.
8) Take the third dough portion and fold the three sides like an envelope.
9) Arrange the pastry so that the open end is facing you.
10) Roll this out again into an oblong, dot with the remaining fat, fold and turn.
11) Repeat the roll out, fold and allow chilling.
12) Dough should be wafer-thin after rolling out.
13) Make out 12 to 15 circles to line fairly deep 3 inch (7 1/2 cm.) diameter patty tins.
14) Pour one teaspoon of jam into each tin.
15) Mix and beat well all the remaining filling ingredients.
16) Put this filling into the pastry cases over the jam.

FINALIZING
17) Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
18) Minimize the oven temperature to moderate, 350°F, Gas Mark 4, and bake again for 15 minutes.
19) Let cool.
20) Mix the icing (confectioners') sugar with enough water till it attains a flowing consistency and serve as the topping.
21) Add in the almond essence (extract).
22) Pour a little of this on each little cake and allow setting.

SERVING
23) Serve as a dessert.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Almond
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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