Thursday, 2 February 2012

An amazing find - Butterscotch Tarte

Butterscotch Tarte
Last weekend I made a super Butterscotch Tarte. It’s a very simple recipe I picked up from an old magazine cutting in Grandma’s collection. 

Line a tarte or flan dish (7 inch or 18 cms) with Grandma’s shortcrust pastry and bake it blind. (I show you how to do this in Grandma Abson's Traditional Baking book).

For the butterscotch filling you need :
5 oz (150g) butter 
5 oz (150g) demerara sugar
40g plain flour
3 fl oz (75ml) milk

Melt the butter in a pan with the sugar over a low heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Add the flour and milk a little at a time and stir continuously until all the flour and milk have been added. You can use a whisk to stop the mixture from forming lumps. Pour the mixture onto the pastry base and allow to cool. The mixture should set in the pastry case quite quickly. It’s really very easy and you’ve probably got all the ingredients in your cupboard. You can use soft brown sugar if you don’t have any demerara sugar. 

Whatever you’re baking this week, enjoy! 
P.S. Week 1 of Grandma’s poll to choose which of Grandma’s recipes you’d like to see on video clips. Please go to Grandma Abson on Facebook  and vote for your favourite!

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