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I am always looking for a little something extra to spice up my desserts. Have you ever heard of Angostura Bitters? Nope me either! They are a highly concentrated food and beverage flavoring. Made from a secret formula, (dunt dunt dunt dunnnnn) it is a unique blend of natural herbs and spices which is used to flavor foods and drinks. Distilled in Trinidad, using the secret recipe from 1824, and the same natural blend of herbs and spices, Angostura® aromatic bitters is versatile beyond belief. It has retained its original formulation, one of the few remaining true trade secrets, an international brand that over the centuries has continued to flavour the world. Read the label, which is itself perfect. It will give you an insight to the product, with suggestions from savoury sauces to cakes, through crispy vegetables, meats and cocktails.
Strawberry and Mascarpone Tart
(4 oz) butter
(8 oz) flour, sifted
Pinch of salt
(8 oz) strawberries, hulled
(2 oz) granulated sugar
(1 tbsp) Angostura® aromatic bitters
(9 oz) mascarpone cheese
Preheat oven to 400¾F. (400 and 3/4?)
Rub butter into flour and salt until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Mix into a firm dough with 3 – 4 tbsp cold water. Use to line an 20cm (8″) fluted flan tin. Line with greaseproof paper. Bake blind for 20 minutes, removing the paper and beans for the final 5 minutes. Leave to cool.
Halve strawberries and toss together with the granulated sugar and Angostura® aromatic bitters. Chill for 20 minutes. Spoon the cheese into the pastry case and smooth the top. Arrange the marinated strawberries on top. Serve slices decorated with whole strawberries.
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