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Gateau Basque

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Ingredients
For rich shortcrust pastry
  Plain flour 6 Ounce
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Shortening 1 Ounce
  Butter 3 Ounce
  Ground almonds 4 1⁄2 Teaspoon (3 Rounded Dessertspoons)
  Caster sugar 9 Teaspoon (6 Dessertspoon)
  Egg yolk 1
  Vanilla essence 3 Drop
  Cold water 3 Tablespoon
  Jam 7 1⁄2 Tablespoon (5 Heaped Tablespoons, Preferably Plum, Gooseberry, Damson Etc)
  Egg white 1 , lightly beaten
  Caster sugar 2 Tablespoon (For Dusting)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Prepare the pastry.

MAKING
2) Take two-thirds of the dough and roll out to 1/4-1/2 inch thickness.
3) Use the dough to line the flan ring and fill with jam.
4) Using the remaining dough, roll out to a round and place over the top of the stuffed flan ring.
5) Fold down and press the edges and with the point of a knife, in a cart-wheel-fashion, mark the surface with the point of a knife.
6) Place at 400°F or Mark 6 in oven for 30-35 minutes.
7) After the first 15 minutes, lower the heat to 375°F or Mark 5.
8) A few minutes before the oven time ends, use some lightly beaten egg white to brush the top.
9) Immediately sprinkle caster sugar on the top and place in the oven for about 2 minutes.

SERVING
10) Serve hot or cold.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Vanilla
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes

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