Fresh fig and toasted hazelnut spiced shortbread tart
About the bake
Fresh figs can be hard to find out of season so check their availability before you attempt to make this stunning tart. They are worth the effort of waiting for and buying. The addition of Chinese five spice brings an aniseed flavour to the shortbread base, but can easily be replaced with mixed spice if you don’t like it. Drizzled with runny honey this tart is simply beautiful. This recipe comes from Dean Brettschneider's Pie book.