Preparation info

  • Serve

    4 to 6

    unless otherwise stated.
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1999

  • About

This is a recipe from Hannah Glasse dating from the eighteenth century. The crackling crust is particularly successful - it looks beautiful and is delicious to eat.


For the crackling crust

  • 2 cups ground almonds
  • 1 egg white
  • 5 tbsp


Work the ground almonds, egg white, and sugar into a paste, and knead into a ball. On a sugared surface, roll out to a round ¼ inch thick and large enough to line a 8-inch nonstick tart pan. Leave to dry for 30 minutes. Then place in the pan and decorate the edges with the finger and thumb technique. L