A traditional French dessert. Perfect with coffee and a crossword on a lazy afternoon.
Basque Country, France
- Flour (2 1/4 Cup)
- Sugar (1 1/8 Cup)
- Butter (1 1/8 Cup)
- Almond Flour (1/4 Cup)
- Almond Extract (1/4 teaspoon)
- Egg (1)
- Baking soda (1 teaspoon)
- Lemon zest (From 1 lemon)
- Orange zest (From 1/2 an orange)
- Fruit Preserves
- 8" cake or springform pan
Add flours, sugar, butter, baking soda, and zests to a stand mixer with paddle attachment, or food processor with dough blade. Mix until the mixture is crumbly and resembles sand.
It should look like this.
Add egg and almond extract and mix until the dough comes together. Do not overmix.
Divide dough into two equal parts. Place one of the dough balls in the fridge to chill while you work with the first half.
Grease your cake pan. Use your fingers to press one of the dough balls into the pan. Push the dough up the sides a bit and make sure there are no holes on the bottom.
Spread your fruit preserves on top of the dough, leaving a 1" gap around the sides. Cherry preserves are traditional, but we used a four-fruit preserve here.
Get the remaining dough out of the fridge. Using a rolling pin on piece of parchment paper, roll out the dough into an 8" circle. Carefully place it on top of be preserves and press the edges to seal.
Use a knife to create a criss-cross pattern on the top, and brush with an egg wash (1 egg yolk diluted in 1 Tbsp. of water).
Bake in a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Let cool completely before serving.
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