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By CHEF BARTHOLOMEW CONNORS
Fig and Pastry Cream Tart
1 sheet butter puff pastry
1 egg yolk
3 fresh figs, sliced
4 fresh mint leaves, sliced very finely
1/4 cup chicken stock
250 ml milk
1 vanilla pod (or 1 teaspoon vanilla
3 egg yolks
30g plain flour
To make crème patisserie: Pour milk into a
saucepan and place over medium heat. Split
the vanilla pod, scrape out contents and add
to the milk along with the pod (or add vanilla
essence). Bring milk to a simmer.
In a medium-sized bowl whisk together egg
yolks and sugar until creamy. Add sifted flour
and stir through. Pour in hot milk and mix
Pour mixture back into saucepan and cook,
stirring, over low heat with a wooden spoon
for 10--15 minutes until nice and thick.
Pass through a sieve into a clean bowl. Place
plastic wrap flat across the top, touching the
mixture. Allow to cool completely. Put aside ¼
cup crème patisserie for serving.
To make the tart: Preheat oven to 200°C. Cut
the puff pastry to desired shape or leave as a
square. Place onto a greased non-stick baking
tray and brush with beaten egg yolk.
Spoon a 5cm thick layer of crème patisserie
onto pastry, leaving a 2cm border of
Arrange fig slices on top of custard and
sprinkle generously with castor sugar. Place in
oven and cook for 18--20 minutes.
Serve hot with a dollop of cold crème
patisserie and garnished with mint leaf slices.
Chef Bart's culinary gifts can be enjoyed
at The Cathedral Café, 843 Hunter
St Newcastle West, 8.30am - 2pm,
Monday- Friday. P 4961 0546.
ALONG WITH THE wonderfully
fresh weather we're now seeing
beautiful fresh figs. Figs are
a stunning and versatile fruit and
are on special now at supermarkets
and fruit shops. My last few recipes
have been a little challenging so
here's one that is easy to prepare
and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Mum or Dad could even prepare the
crème patisserie and let
the kids finish it off and
take the accolades!
You can try other
fruits in this recipe
when figs are out of
season including fresh
peaches or pears.
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