Richmond Maids of Honour
- October 2005
- Makes 10-12
- Takes 15 minutes to make, 20-25 minutes to bake, plus cooling
These almond tarts are thought to have originated in the royal kitchens at Hampton Court Palace. It is believed King Henry VIII named them after Anne Boleyn, who became his second wife but was at the same time maid of honour to his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.
Sweet pastry rounds are filled with a curd cheese and almond cake mixture then baked until risen and golden. Although it’s not traditional, you could add a teaspoon of your favourite jam to the pastry before you add the filling.
- 25.4g (11g saturated)
- 24.3g (8g sugar)
Keep for up to 2 days in an airtight container.
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