British Butterscotch Tart

    30 minutes

    Like a British version of a caramel tart. This recipe makes two tarts and you could make it even quicker by using shop bought flan cases.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 2 1/3 cups (300g) plain flour
    • 150g softened butter
    • 1 pinch salt, to taste
    • 2/3 cups (155g) caster sugar
    • 1 whole egg, whisked
    • 370g softened butter
    • 320g demerera sugar
    • 180ml milk
    • 80g plain flour

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Pastry: Mix together flour, salt and sugar.
    2. Add whisked egg and butter then mix to a dough. You may need to add a very small amount of water. Leave in a cool place for 1 hour. Alternatively; if you’re in a rush you can put it in the freezer for 10 minutes.
    3. After cooling roll out pastry and place into 2 greased spring form pans.
    4. Blind bake in oven at 180 degrees C for 10-15 minutes.
    5. Butterscotch Filling: Melt 320g butter in a saucepan over a low heat.
    6. Mix in 320g Demerera sugar and stir until dissolved.
    7. Slowly add the milk and 80g flour, whisking as you do so until smooth.
    8. Heat mixture, whisking continuously until butterscotch coats the back of a spoon.
    9. Pour into pastry cases. Allow to cool then refrigerate till needed.

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    I've made this twice already and okay, so I cheated a little I bought a sweet pastry case from the supermarkert and made half the volume of the butterscotch and it was sublime - one tip is to sift the flour into the pan a little at a time and stir well before adding more flour.  -  01 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Altered ingredient amounts. I used pre-bought pastry case. The mixture definately would fill two of these!  -  22 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Altered ingredient amounts. I used two medium eggs instead of one large egg, this made the tart sweeter - Verry yummy when finished!  -  22 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)