Rachel’s No-Pastry Pear and Almond Tart @KerrygoldUSA

 

This is a delicious tart and is also perfect for people who don’t want to make pastry. You can use a variety of fruit for the filling (see below).

Serves:  6
Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup (6 oz) confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 ripe pears, peeled, cored and quartered, then cut into long slices
  • 1/2 cup (2 oz) all-purpose flour
  • 4 oz almond meal, about 1/4 in thick
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp slivered almonds
  • 5 egg whites
  • Confectioners’ sugar, to serve
  • 12 tbsp Kerrygold Salted Butter, melted
Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Lightly grease the sides of a 9-inch tart pan with a removable

bottom and place a disc of wax paper on the base. If you prefer to serve this tart on the tart pan base, do not use the wax paper.

Sift the confectioners’ sugar and flour into a bowl and stir in the almond meal and lemon zest. Whisk the egg whites for 30 seconds, until just frothy, and add to the dry ingredients with the warm melted butter. Mix until smooth.

Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Arrange the slices of pear on top and sprinkle with the slivered almonds.

Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, then turn down the heat to 350°F (180°C) and cook for a further 10 minutes, or until risen and a pale golden color. The filling should feel firm to the touch in the center.

Allow to sit in the pan for a few minutes before turning out onto a wire rack. Dust with confectioners’ sugar to serve.

This is delicious with softly whipped cream.

VARIATIONS

Instead of pears, I sometimes use 4 oz raspberries or blackberries (either fresh or frozen) for the topping. Alternatively, I use 2 oz pine nuts instead of fruit. You can also make this with 4 oz peach or nectarine slices, which is particularly nice in the summer!

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Garth’s Breakfast Bowl –Recipe adapted from Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood (c) Clarkson Potter 2010

Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter
8 large eggs
One 16-ounce bag frozen hash browns, such as Tater Tots, thawed
1 pound pork sausage
1 pound bacon
One 9-ounce package cheese and roasted garlic tortellini
10 ounces sharp Cheddar, grated (about 2 1/2 cups)

1. In a large skillet, melt the butter and scramble the eggs.
2. In a separate large skillet, cook the hash browns according to package directions.
3. In a third skillet, break up the sausage with a wooden spoon and cook until browned. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a bowl. Cook the bacon in the same skillet until crispy, drain on paper towels, tear into pieces and set aside.
4. Cook the tortellini according to the package directions. Layer a large bowl with hash browns, sausage, bacon, tortellini, eggs and cheese, and serve!
Recipe adapted from Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood (c) Clarkson Potter 2010

Garth’s Breakfast Bowl –Recipe adapted from Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood (c) Clarkson Potter 2010

Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter
8 large eggs
One 16-ounce bag frozen hash browns, such as Tater Tots, thawed
1 pound pork sausage
1 pound bacon
One 9-ounce package cheese and roasted garlic tortellini
10 ounces sharp Cheddar, grated (about 2 1/2 cups)

1. In a large skillet, melt the butter and scramble the eggs.
2. In a separate large skillet, cook the hash browns according to package directions.
3. In a third skillet, break up the sausage with a wooden spoon and cook until browned. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a bowl. Cook the bacon in the same skillet until crispy, drain on paper towels, tear into pieces and set aside.
4. Cook the tortellini according to the package directions. Layer a large bowl with hash browns, sausage, bacon, tortellini, eggs and cheese, and serve!
Recipe adapted from Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood (c) Clarkson Potter 2010

Glenilen Raspberry, Lemon and Yogurt Tea Loaf

Tealoaf

This is one of the most popular treats at our tea rooms. We make it with summer fruits as they appear. All you need on the side is a good strong cup of tea.
Ingredients
  1. Makes one 1kg loaf
  2. 250g plain flour
  3. 2 tsp baking powder
  4. 115g soft butter
  5. 225g caster sugar
  6. The finely grated zest and juice of 1 large lemon
  7. 2 large free-range eggs
  8. 100g wholemilk natural yogurt
  9. 25g ground almonds
  10. 200g fresh raspberries
  11. 100g granulated sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas mark 4. Grease and line a 900g loaf tin with non-stick baking paper. Sift together the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Cream together the butter and caster sugar in a large mixing bowl for five minutes until pale and fluffy, then beat in the lemon zest. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, adding a tablespoon of the sifted flour with the second egg. Alternately fold in large spoonfuls of the remaining flour and the yogurt until the mixture is smooth, then fold in the ground almonds.
  2. Spoon a third of the cake mixture into the bottom of the loaf tin and scatter over a third of the raspberries. Repeat twice more, ending with a layer of raspberries. Bake for 45-50 minutes until the cake is nicely browned, then cover loosely with foil and bake for a further 20-25 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes away clean.
  3. Remove the cake from the oven and leave it to cool for five minutes. Mix the granulated sugar with the lemon juice, spoon it over the top of the cake and leave it to soak for five minutes. Carefully remove the cake from the tin and pop it on a wire rack to cool. Peel the paper away from the cake and sprinkle the top lightly with a little more sugar. Serve cut into thick slices. Why not try making this cake with fresh blackberries or blueberries instead of raspberries?

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