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Fern Cakes
These are a great Scottish treat.

You can replace the almond extract with vanilla if you prefer.

Posted by Super Madcow from Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom • Published See Super Madcow's 668 projects »
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  • How to bake a pastry. Fern Cakes - Step 1
    Step 1

    Heat oven 200 degrees.

    Pastry...

    Rub in the butter to the flour & salt.

  • How to bake a pastry. Fern Cakes - Step 2
    Step 2

    Stir in the sugar.

    Add enough water to form a dough.

    Wrap & place in the fridge to rest for 20 mins.

  • How to bake a pastry. Fern Cakes - Step 3
    Step 3

    Roll out the dough.

    Cut into circles to fit the cases.

    Press into the tray.

  • How to bake a pastry. Fern Cakes - Step 4
    Step 4

    Bake blind for 10 mins.

    Remove the beans & cook the pastry for 5 mins.

    Remove from the oven & allow to cool.

  • How to bake a pastry. Fern Cakes - Step 5
    Step 5

    Filling...

    Reduce oven temp to 180 degrees.

    Place a little jam in the bottom of the cases.

  • How to bake a pastry. Fern Cakes - Step 6
    Step 6

    Melt the butter.

    Stir in the sugar, almonds, extract & eggs.

  • How to bake a pastry. Fern Cakes - Step 7
    Step 7

    Spoon into the cases.

    Do Not Overfill!

    Bake for 20 mins until cooked through.

    Allow to cool completely.

  • How to bake a pastry. Fern Cakes - Step 8
    Step 8

    Icing...

    Melt the chocolate.

    Mix icing sugar & water together to get a thick but spreadable covering.

  • How to bake a pastry. Fern Cakes - Step 9
    Step 9

    Spoon the icing over the cases.

    Immediately create a fern leaf pattern on top.

    Allow to set.

  • How to bake a pastry. Fern Cakes - Step 10
    Step 10

    Serve.

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