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Tangerine Tart (Mandarini Crostata)

10 oz. of sifted flour
5 oz. butter, softened
3 oz. granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon
1 lemon rind- grated
1 jar of Sicilian Tangerine Marmalade
Pinch of Sicilian Sea Salt

Preparing the dough:
In a bowl add flour, softened butter, salt, sugar, honey, 1 whole egg plus 1 yolk (reserve the egg white) and lemon rind. Mix long enough to incorporate all ingredients and form the dough into a log. Wrap in dish towel and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Preparing the tart:
Butter and dust with flour an 8 tart pan. Use 2/3s of the pastry dough press dough into pan and trim edges.  Spread jam or marmalade over the dough. Flatten and cut the remaining dough into thin strips and lay them over in a criss-cross pattern. Brush the dough with the remaining beaten egg white and bake 350 degrees for approx. 35 minutes till slightly golden brown.

Try also with Fig Jam, Red Orange or Lemon Marmalade.


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