Eight spice mix
1.To make eight spice mix, place spices in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant. Remove from heat. Stir in salt. Using a spice grinder, process spices, in batches, until mixture resembles a fine powder.
2.Press the butter evenly over the base of two small (15cm base measurement and 20cm top measurement) heavy-based frying pans. Sprinkle the sugar evenly over the butter in the pans. Sprinkle a pinch of eight spice mix over the sugar, then place vanilla beans in a crisscross pattern.
3.Arrange mango cheeks evenly on top, flat-side facing down. Cover each pan with a sheet of pastry, tucking in edges under mangoes to create a seal. Place pans in the freezer for 10 minutes. Score pastry in the middle of each mango cheek and in the centre of pastry round.
4.Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C fan-forced). Place frying pan over medium heat and cook for 4-5 minutes or until butter and sugar begin to caramelise. Using a pastry brush, brush some of the butter mixture over the pastry. Transfer pans to oven and bake for 25 minutes or until pastry is puffed and golden.
5.Stand for 5 minutes, then carefully turn out onto a serving plate. Serve tart warm with ice-cream.