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Plum Tart

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  Plain flour 4 Ounce (125 Gram)
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Caster sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Butter 3 Ounce (15 Gram)
  Plums 8 Ounce, halved (250 Gram)
  Egg 8 Ounce, beaten
  Water   Pint (150 Milliliter)
  Sugar 2 Ounce (50 Gram)
  Sifted icing sugar   Cup (0 tbs)
  Cornflour 2 Teaspoon

Sift the flour and salt into a bowl and add the sugar.
Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Add the egg and mix to a smooth dough.
Knead lightly, cover and chill for 30 minutes.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface and use to line a 15 cm (6 inch) flan ring placed on a baking sheet.
Reserve the trimmings.
Put the plums, water and sugar in a saucepan.
Cook gently until tender.
Drain, reserving the juice.
Blend the cornflour with a little cooled juice, then add the remainder.
Bring to the boil, stirring.
Add the plums and spoon into the pastry case.
Cut strips from the pastry trimmings and make a lattice pattern over the filling.
Cook in a preheated moderately hot oven, 200°C (400°F), Gas Mark 6, for 25 minutes.
Cool in the tin.

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Plum Tart Recipe