*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                                ALMOND CAKE
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 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 1/2   c            Flour
    4                    Egg yolks
      1/2   ts           Salt
      1/2   c            Sugar
    1       t            Vanilla extract
      1/4   lb           Butter
      1/4   lb           Butter
    1       c            Chopped almonds
      3/4   c            Ground almonds
      2/3   c            Sugar
    3                    Eggs
      1/4   c            Potato starch or cornstarch
      1/2   ts           Baking powder
    1       pn           Salt
   FOR THE PASTRY: Combine pastry ingredients by hand or
   in a food processor to form a soft dough. Do not
   overmix. Chill for 30 minutes. Roll out and line an
   11-or-12-inch pie or tart pan. Prick the base and
   chill for 15-to-20 minutes. Preheat oven to 375F. FOR
   THE FILLING: Heat 1/3 of the butter in a saute pan,
   add the chopped almonds and saute over medium heat
   until browned. Cool. Melt the remaining butter in a
   small saucepan. Cool. Mix the ground almonds and sugar
   in a bowl and add the eggs one by one, beating after
   each addition until the mixture is light and thick.
   Sift the potato or corn starch with the baking powder
   and salt and fold into the almond mixture. Fold in the
   melted butter. Do not overmix. Pour the mixture into
   the tart shell and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the
   batter begins to set. Quickly scatter the chopped
   almonds over the top in one even layer. Return the
   tart to the oven and continue baking for 17-to-20
   minutes or until the pastry is brown and the filling
   is firm.
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