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Tarte aux Amandes Le Provençal
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Friday, November 10, 2006
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aux Amandes Le Provençal
cup unsalted butter
a bowl sift together 1 cup flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, and the baking
powder and blend in 3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into bits,
until mixture resembles meal. Add
the egg, beaten lightly, and, if necessary, 1 tablespoon cold water, or
enough to form mixture into a ball. Knead
the dough lightly with heel of hand against a smooth surface for a few
seconds to distribute fat evenly and re-form it into a ball. Flatten the ball slightly, dust it with flour, and chill it,
wrapped in wax paper, for 1 hour. Roll
the dough into a round 1/16 inch thick on a floured surface, fit it into a
10 1/2-inch fluted flan pan with removable bottom and crimp the edge
decoratively. Chill the shell 30 minutes or until it is firm.