Two Peach and Cardamom Tart

Two Peach Tart

During the week in London I like to walk along to Lower Marsh Street Market its very small just a few fruit and vegetable stalls . So far I have picked up some tasty asparagus and apples. Last week, I was seduced by some delicious looking peaches but a bag of 8 peaches in my rucksack , travelling through the tube and the train they became a little bashed a bruised about half survived fully intact but half were well I think the technical term is “squished”

This tart then came out of a neccessity to use half mushed , half whole peaches pretty quickly and having not done a lot of cooking recently wanting to make something a bit impressive . It would be delicious served with vanilla ice cream or my preference Greek yogurt or creme fraiche

Two Peach Filling

4 peaches , flesh removed from stones and mushed with a fork
4 peaches finely sliced
4 tbsp of sugar
5 pods worth of cardamom seeds

Pastry Shell

100g of plain flour
50g of butter
10ml of water
20g of icing sugar

  1. Mix together the flour and butter to form breadcrumbs
  2. Add the water to form a shortcrust pastry
  3. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes
  4. Roll out using the icing sugar to prevent sticking
  5. Line a 10in tart case with the pastry , pricking the base with a fork a few times
  6. Bake at 190degC for 15 minutes, remove from the oven
  7. Fill the shell with the peach puree (4 mushed peaches in a pan with the cardamon pods, sugar and 20ml Simmer for 15 minutes on a low heat til the peaches have broken down ) & the peach slices over the top
  8. Bake for a further 15 minutes

Perfect pudding to following Salt Marsh Lamb and Grilled Salads


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