Keeping with yesterdays geological theme, today we have sand. Tarts, that is. Sand Tarts.
This is also one of my favorite recipe comments practicality. Gram says “use the old aluminum cup & fill to the brim.” Well, my mom revealed that the old aluminum cup had a dent in it, so it would never get completely full to it’s designated measure. That cup was perfect for this recipe – and probably many others – because the dent in its side did not mandate that it be retired. It gave a slightly less than perfect measure, making it the perfect measuring cup.
1 1/2 cups butter – too much use old al. cup & fill to brim
2 cups sugar
2 3/4 cups flour
2 eggs – save whites for top
Bland (blanched?) almonds
Roll very thin
Brush tops with egg white, sprinkle with nutmeg & cinnamon, & place 1/2 almond on each