https://www.lifestylefood.com.au/recipes/25402/apricot-and-rum-crostata

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Pour yourself some tea and enjoy this deliciously sweet dessert.

Ingredients

  • 125g butter

  • 250g self-raising flour

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 100g sugar

  • Zest of ½ a lemon

  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

  • ½ tsp baking powder

  • 1 jar good quality apricot jam

  • 100g amaretti, crushed

  • Enough rum to soak the amaretti until they resemble wet sand

  • A splash of milk

  • Brown sugar to sprinkle on top

Method

  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 180 celcius. Grease a 24cm fluted flan tin with a little butter.

  • 2.

    Mix the butter and flour in a large bowl or free-standing electric mixer, until it resembles fine sand. It’s important that the butter is at room temperature to achieve a smooth consistency.

  • 3.

    Add the egg yolks, sugar, lemon zest, vanilla essence and baking powder. Keep mixing until well combined and the mixture starts to form a dough.

  • 4.

    Cover with cling film and rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.

  • 5.

    Tear off one quarter of the dough and set aside. On a floured work surface, roll out the remaining pastry until it’s 0.5cm thick and large enough to line the prepared tin, ensuring the base and sides are completely covered. (If it’s a little crumbly, just push any stray pieces of dough into any gaps when you’ve lined the tin).

  • 6.

    Spoon the jam into the pastry case and spread to form an even surface. Fold over any excess pastry around the sides to create a 2cm border. Sprinkle the amaretti/rum mixture on top of the jam.

  • 7.

    Roll out the remaining quarter of the dough and cut into long strips, about 2.5cm wide. Use the strips to create a lattice effect over the top of the amaretti. Brush the lattice with a little milk and sprinkle with brown sugar.

  • 8.

    Cook in the oven for 30-45 minutes, until the pastry is golden brown. Leave to cool in its tin before serving.

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Posted by Zula2 •21w ago • Report
I have made it. I am in Sri Lanka. So no real rum and no amaretti. Checked biggest supermarkets, not found. But i had rum aroma for baking. And with similar biscuits for substitute. Came out reeeally tasty.