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Delicious ‘Something Sweet” for your picnic.

Lemon Thyme Tart

This is originally an old Hungarian recipe which has become a South African favourite. The one below is a Margaret Roberts adaptation using Apricot jam
and Lemon Thyme leaves.

You will need:

125 g melted butter

125 ml brown sugar

1 beaten egg

500 ml flour

2 Tblsp lemon thyme leaves

10 ml baking powder

3 ml vanilla

a pinch of salt

250 ml homemade apricot jam

What to do:

Whisk egg, vanilla and sugar together in a bowl.

Add sifted flour and baking powder alternatively with melted butter. Add lemon thyme leaves.

Knead well on floured board till it forms a dough.

Press 2/3 of the mixture into a greased pie plate.

Spread with apricot jam.

Grate the remaining 1/3 of dough onto the jam. Bake it at 180o C for 20 to 30 minutes – until starting to brown.

Leave to cool slightly and cut into squares or finger slices. Serve cold with a lovely cup of tea!

You could make this in small tart moulds so each person can have one.