MIXED BERRIES TART

Yields8 Servings
Pastry
 225 g plain flour
 150 g ground hazelnuts or almonds
 25 g caster sugar
 100 g butter
 1 small egg beaten
Filling and topping
 350 g full fat soft cheese
 1 tablespoon lemon juice
 50 g caster sugar
 145 ml whipping cream
 Icing sugar to dust
 350 g mixed berries
1

sift the flour into a mixing bowl, stir in the ground hazelnuts or almonds and sugar; add the butter and rub in until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs then stir in the beaten egg

2

tip the mixture into a 23cm flan dish, placed on a baking sheet and press the crumbs over the base and up the sides

3

prick the base with a fork, chill for 30 minutes then bake for 20-25 minutes in a preheated oven at 180C/Gas 4; cool completely

4

for the filling, beat together the soft cheese, lemon juice and sugar; whip the cream until soft peaks form, then fold it into the cheese mixture

5

spread evenly over the base of the tart, dust the edges of the tart with a little icing sugar and arrange the berries on top

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