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1 recipe shortcrust pastry

Jam or mincemeat for filling



115g caster sugar

115g icing sugar

115 ground almonds

50g fine semolina or cornmeal

1 egg or 2 egg whites

1 egg white

5ml almond essence

Flaked almonds



Serves: 12 muffin sized tarts

Source: Family recipe


Make pastry and let relax in the fridge.


Mix all dry ingredients together, stir in egg egg whites and further egg white, with almond essence.

This makes a stiff mixture.


Preheat oven to 200C

Line muffin tin cups with pastry, dollop of favourite jam or mincemeat, then divide almond mix between tarts.

Sprinkle with flaked almonds

Bake 25-30 minutes until pastry is cooked and top is brown and crispy.

Leave to go cold before eating for best results.