It was my turn to host book club tonight. We read “The Hundred Foot Journey,” a visual book about an Indian boy who migrates to small town France, becomes a chef in a family Indian restaurant, and then becomes apprentice to an exacting (and somewhat bigoted) classical French chef. So…I made Indian (bhel puri) and Indo-French snacks…the apricot tarts fit in the latter category.
- 1 stick of butter, softened (ok so yes, these might be kinda paula dean-ish. but they’re a “sometimes” food. I used organic unsalted butter.
- 1 cup of pastry flour or all purpose flour
- 1-2 T sugar (I didn’t measure, but i did it to taste)
- 12 teaspoons of ginger jam
- 2 apricots, sliced thinly
- Mix the flour and butter together with your hands to form a dough. It should come together and form a ball. If it’s too dry, add a little milk, a teaspoon at a time.
- Roll out between pieces of parchment, about 1/4 inch-1/8 thick.
- Cut into 2″ rounds with a cookie cutter.
- Lay out on parchment lined cookie sheets. use a spatula to transfer them.
- Fan out apricot slices on each tart
- bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
- Let cool & enjoy!
- Spread a teaspoon of jam onto each of the tarts.