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Traditional Fruit Tart

J. turned 18 last week. He requested a strawberry cake for his birthday celebration. I was not in the least bit surprised – it’s what he’s asked for since as long as I can remember. Strawberries and raspberries are an old favourite and his birthday happily coincides with the appearance of the first home-grown strawberries. You can always replace strawberries with blueberries, or raspberries or apricots or gooseberries …. Below is the basic recipe – you decide what fruit to use. This recipe is suitable for a shallow, 24 cm loose-bottom tin.   Ingredients For the base 180 gr. plain flour 100 gr. chilled butter 90 gr. muscovado sugar 2 egg yokes  For the custard filling 3 eggs 80 gr. sugar 100 ml. cream 150 ml. milk Vanilla essence or a vanilla pod. Method For the sweet pastry base In a mixing bowl rub the butter and flour between the fingers and thumb until it resembles fine bread crumbs. Stir in the sugar and add the egg yokes. Combine the ingredients together until the dough …