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Crust for tea

Crust for tea

Under this strange name there's a delicious cake in crusty sweet pastry, filled with a smooth almond mixture and icing sugar on top. It's an excellent cake for tea time, but it goes very well with fruit salad for example.

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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 1 Crust for tea, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
31 min.30 min.1 hour 1 min.
Preservation: Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

1 Crust for tea : Photo of step #1Roll out 200 g Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée) into a long rectangle, not too thin (you should have a nice crust after cooking), a little bigger than your cake tin or mould. 10 min.
2 Crust for tea : Photo of step #2Line mould: not easy, so don't be worry if it breaks up into pieces like in the photo...

The advantage of sweet crust pastry is that you can easily patch it up with offcuts.
10 min.
3 Crust for tea : Photo of step #3Your goal is to get an even regular base with sides about 1 inch or 2-3 cm high.

Then put in the fridge.

Preheat oven to 360°F (180°C).
3 min.
4 Crust for tea : Photo of step #4Meanwhile, mix 100 g icing sugar and 100 g ground almonds with a whisk. 3 min.
5 Crust for tea : Photo of step #5Then add 2 egg whites, 3 drops food colouring (green) if desired, and mix with soft spatula or wooden spatula until obtain a soft mix.

Because egg whites can differ in volume or weight, I advise you to add 1 first and mix, and then add remaining egg white in stages until getting the required soft texture.
5 min.
6 Crust for tea : Photo of step #6Spread mixture in pastry case and bake for about 30 minutes. 30 min.
7 Crust for tea : Photo of step #7Allow to cool on a rack, then sprinkle with ice sugar.

Serve in fairly thin slices.


It's best to allow the cake to cool in the tin, and then turn out and leave on a rack until cold.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
200336 gr202 gr117 gr
100 %14 %19 %18 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
4358 gr44 gr25 gr
22 %3 %4 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 1 Crust for tea : 3.47 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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And to drink?: A tea of course, and you will probably note that when it's cold or windy outside, this cake and the accompanying tea are even better in the warm inside.
Source: Home made.
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This recipe use (among others)
Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée)Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Strawberry Verveine Tart , Chocolate tart, Strawberry tart, Tarte Jurassienne, How to roll out pastry for a tart, ... All
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Tarte Normande, Swiss meringues, Arizona cupcakes, Sicilian Epiphany Pie, Saint Honoré cake, ... All
Ground almondsGround almonds: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Apricot blancmange, Caribbean upside-down cake, Almond dacquoise, Buckwheat almond biscuits, Mirlitons, ... All
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chocolate mousse, Strawberry sorbet, Meringues, Coconut paste, Amaretti, ... All

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