I love the start of autumn. After the long, hot days of summer we are starting to feel the definitive change in the air which signals another season is upon us. A sugar walnut tart lashed with maple walnut icecream is an end of dinner show-stopper.
Check out Bevan's whole autumn dinner.
|175 g||Unsalted butter, at room temperature|
|75 g||Icing sugar|
|1 Tbsp||Water, cold|
|540 g||Soft brown sugar|
|3 Tbsp||Plain flour|
|150 g||Walnuts, chopped (Main)|
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- Place the butter, icing sugar, egg yolks, flour and cold water in a mixing machine bowl and mix on low speed with the paddle attachment until the pastry comes together to form a dough. Knead lightly, roll into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes or overnight.
- Heat oven to 200C. Place brown sugar, cream, flour and butter in a small pot and bring to the boil over a medium heat. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
- Unwrap pastry and slice thinly. Lay slices into a 28cm tart tin with a removable base and press to cover tin. Ensure pastry is evenly and thinly spread, about 2mm thick. Remove excess from edges.
- Whisk eggs and egg yolk in to the sugar mixture and pour into pastry-lined tin. Sprinkle with walnuts and bake for 10 minutes before reducing oven temperature to 175C and cooking a further 30 minutes or until golden and just set. Remove from oven, allow to cool and serve with icecream.
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