Tamarind tart

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Oats in the North, Wheat from the South: The history of British Baking, savoury and sweet

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2020

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Tamarind was a popular, yet rare, ingredient in the 18th century. It found its way to Britain through the East India Company. Tamarind is a pod-like fruit that looks a bit like a smooth peanut shell; inside hides the sticky black flesh that is used in the cuisines of different cultures, especially Indian. Tamarind adds a little sourness and enhances flavour. Combined with the bay leaf and mace, it makes this tart something very special.

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