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Green fig tart

Recipe from: 3/4/1993 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 17
Servings 0
Time +/- 25 min


  • 100
    butter (not margarine)
  • 150
    cake flour
  • pinch salt
  • 1
    egg, separated
  • 30
    ice water
  • golden syrup for spreading
  • 45
    soft butter
  • 40
    white sugar
  • 2
    eggs, separated
  • 30
    self-raising flour
  • 100
    Gouda cheese, grated
  • 125
    (half a container) smooth cottage cheese
  • 30
  • 15
    castor sugar
  • 250
    green figs in syrup


+/- 40 min
Preheat the oven to 190 ºC (375 ºF). Grease a large rectangular dish or pie dish (it need not have a loose bottom). Place the butter, cake flour and salt in the bowl of a food processor and process until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Alternatively, rub the butter into the cake flour using your fingertips. Add the egg yolk and water and process until the dough forms a ball. Line the pie dish with the dough, pressing it onto the base and along the sides of the dish. Spread a thick layer of golden syrup over the base of the crust and trim the edges. Chill while preparing the filling. Cream the butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add the egg yolks one by one, beating well after each addition. Sift in the self-raising flour. Mix the Gouda cheese and cottage cheese and add to the butter mixture. Also add the cream and mix. Beat the egg whites, including the one left over from making the crust, until soft peaks form. Add small quantities of the castor sugar at a time and beat until stiff. Fold into the cheese and butter mixture. Pour the filling mixture into the prepared pie crust. Slice the green figs or chop finely and arrange on top of the filling mixture. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce heat to 180 ºC (375 ºF) and baking the tart for 15 minutes more. Allow to cool in the oven. Makes a large tart.

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