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Almond Flory

Almond Flory is a traditional Scottish tea time treat that is simple to make and tastes wonderful with a nive cup of tea.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: baking
Cuisine: Scottish
Author: Karon Grieve


  • 1 pkt frozen puff pastry
  • 50 g/2oz butter
  • 115 g/4oz soft brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk only
  • 40 ml/1 1/2fl oz cream
  • 40 ml/11/2fl oz fromage frais
  • 1 tbsp brandy
  • 1 tsp orange flower water
  • 115 g/4oz mixed dried feuit
  • 115 g/4oz ground almonds
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • grated zest of 1 lemon


  • Preheat oven to 220C/425F/Gas7 and lightly grease a loose base 22cm/10" flan tin
  • Roll out the pastry as thin as possible and press into the flan tin. Reserve all the extra pastry for making the latticed top later.
  • Cream together butter and sugar till fluffy
  • Beat the egg and extra egg yolk and add to the mixture slowly
  • Mix together the cream and fromage frais and add this gradually
  • Now add all the other ingredients and stir well to combine
  • Fill the pastry case and smooth it around
  • Roll out the remaining pastry and cut into strips
  • Criss cross the pastry strips over top tart and pinch the edges to secure and glaze with a little milk before baking
  • Bake for approximately 35 minutes or until golden.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with a little sugar and allow to cool in tin for 10 minutes before removing and placing on a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Bake for