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    Peach and hazelnut frangipane tart

    • Vegetarian
    • Preparation time: 20 minutes, plus chilling
    • Cooking time: 1 hour 15 minutes
    • Total time: 1 hour 35 minutes, plus chilling

    Serves: 8

    Ingredients

    150g blanched hazelnuts
    150g golden caster sugar 
    150g unsalted butter, softened
    ¼ tsp salt
    1 egg, plus 2 yolks, lightly beaten
    45g plain flour, plus extra to dust
    3 peaches, thinly sliced
    icing sugar, to dust

    PASTRY

    110g white spelt flour
    115g plain flour
    120g unsalted butter, chilled and cut into cubes
    1 tbsp golden caster sugar
    1 medium orange, zest
    1 egg yolk

    Method

    1. For the pastry, put the flours, butter and a pinch of salt in a food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the sugar, orange zest, egg yolk and 1½ tbsp cold water and pulse again. Bring the dough together with your hands (add another ½ tbsp cold water if needed), then shape into a disc. Wrap in cling film and chill for 20 minutes.

    2. Preheat the oven to 200˚C, gas mark 6, and put a baking sheet in to heat up. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pastry to fit a 24cm tart tin that’s about 3.5cm deep, leaving the excess overhanging. Prick the base, then line with baking parchment and baking beans; bake for 7 minutes on the hot baking sheet. Remove the paper and beans and bake for 7-9 minutes, until the base is sandy. Trim off the overhanging pastry with a serrated knife. Turn the oven down to 180°C, gas mark 4.

    3. Meanwhile, for the filling, pulse the hazelnuts in a food processor to fine crumbs; tip onto a plate. Put the sugar, butter and salt in the processor and whizz until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, then add the ground hazelnuts and flour. Spoon into the pastry case, arrange the peach slices on top and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until golden. Cool slightly in the tin, then remove and put on a wire rack to cool further. Dust with icing sugar and serve warm or at room temperature with crème fraîche, if liked. 

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    This recipe first appeared in Waitrose Food, July 2018 issue. Download the Waitrose Food app for the full issue

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