Italian Almond Tart
<p>Almond paste is a mixture of finely ground blanched almonds, sugar and water that has been cooked until smooth. During the grinding process, the almonds release oils that enhance the aroma and flavor of the paste. Used in the making of many confections and baked goods in Italy, almond paste can be found in cans or plastic tubes at most well-stocked grocers.</p>
Mary Berry trained at The Cordon Bleu in Paris and Bath School of Home Economics. In the swinging '60s she became the cookery editor of Housewife magazine, followed by Ideal Home magazine.