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Quicker Baked Potato

Try this method for speeding up the potato baking process (for a better texture than those that you microwave). Pre-heat the oven to 400. Place the potato in boiling water for 10 minutes. Bake for 30 minutes. This will cut the cooking time in half.

 

Almond Tart With Lemon Curd


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----ALMOND SHELL----
1/4 cup finely chopped almonds
1 1/4 cup flour; sifted
1/2 cup sugar
1 dash salt
1/2 cup butter; cut into 1/2 cubes
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
----LEMON CURD----
10 egg yolks
3/4 cup sugar (or more)
3/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup butter
1 sweetened whipped cream
1 fresh fruit

Mix almonds, flour, 1/2 cup sugar and salt in bowl. Rub butter pieces, bit by bit, into flour. Stir in egg and vanilla to form ball. Chill. Roll out onto 12-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Weight down with beans placed on waxed paper. Bake at 350F until golden, about 20 minutes. Cool. To make filling, mix egg yolks, 3/4 to 1 cup sugar and lemon juice in top of double boiler. Cook, stirring constantly over simmering water, until mixture coats back of metal spoon. Do not allow to boil. Remove from heat and whisk in 1/2 cup butter, bit by bit, until melted and smooth. Pour lemon curd into cooled tart shell. Chill until set. Remove sides of pan. Garnish with whipped cream and fruit. Makes 1 (12-inch) tart