Croute à thé


Croute à thé
Under this strange name (literally "crust for tea") there hides 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: May 5th 2021

Keywords for this recipe:CakePastryAlmondsTea
For 1 Croute à thé, you will need:

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27 min.15 min.30 min.1 hour 12 min.
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Stage 1 - 15 min.
Croute à thé : Photo of step #1
Spread 200 g Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée) lengthwise, not too thinly (you need a nice crust after baking) and pour the pan.

I'm using a full-length pie tin here, but if you don't have one, a cake tin will do, just leave only 2 cm or 1 inch of pastry height around the edges.

Put on standby in the fridge, leaving the pastry sticking out well as in the photo (important).

Stage 2 - 2 min.
Croute à thé : Photo of step #2
Preheat oven to 360°F (180°C).

Meanwhile, mix 100 g icing sugar and 100 g ground almonds with a whisk.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Croute à thé : Photo of step #3
Then add 2 egg whites 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.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Croute à thé : Photo of step #4
You can add green 3 drops food colouring, but it is not necessary.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Croute à thé : Photo of step #5
Take the tin out of the fridge, and trim the excess pastry all around.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
Croute à thé : Photo of step #6
Spread mixture in pastry case.

Stage 7 - 30 min.
Croute à thé : Photo of step #7
Bake for about 30 minutes.

Stage 8 - 15 min.
Croute à thé : Photo of step #8
Allow to cool on a rack, then sprinkle with ice sugar.

Serve in fairly thin slices.
Remarks
It's best to allow the cake to cool in the tin, and then turn out and leave on a wire rack until cold.

And to drink?

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.
Keeping
Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,029 Kcal or 8,495 Kj36 gr204 gr119 gr
101 %14 %19 %18 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
441 Kcal or 1,846 Kj8 gr44 gr26 gr
22 %3 %4 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 Croute à thé : 3.53 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (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: Simple maple-syrup tart, Apricot and almond cream tart, Blackcurrant and chestnut verrines, Apple amandine tarts from Brélès, Bounty-style tart for Alison, ... All
Ground almondsGround almonds: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Amaretti, Macarons (the original French macaroons) , Apple Strudel, Arlesian Biscuits, Strawberry and rhubarb crumble, ... All
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: X-Files cookies, Rich hazelnut buttercream, Tarte Normande, Coconut tuiles, Pink Reims biscuits, ... All
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Ice-cream Vacherin, Almond macaroon cake, Marzipan (almond paste), Almond tuiles, Swiss meringues, ... All
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  • Odd name indeed...Most interesting recipe, jh. It's a rainy, blustery day today in New York. I may have to check the pantry to see if I have these ingredients. We sure could use a hint of green to warm up our day. Thanks for sharing...
    Posted by Louise october 18th 2009 at 12:12 (n° 1)
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