Roll out the pastry
and line 8 small molds with it, and cut out 8 circles to serve as lids.
Bring the milk to the boil, add the buttermilk and continue to heat
until the milk curdles. Put a dish cloth in a sieve and pour the milk
through (see the process of making
cottage cheese). Mix this
with 2 eggs, 2 egg yolks, the almond powder and essence and the sugar.
Beat the remaining egg whites until they are fluffy and carefully fold
them into the mixture. Put the mixture into the molds and close them
with the pastry lid. Bake the pies 20 minutes in the oven at 190 degrees
"Matte" is the Belgian
name for curdled milk. Matte pie is a recipe from the town Geraardsbergen
in the Belgian province Oost-Vlaanderen.