Wednesday, January 2, 2008
.... not really, but sort of .... cuz, I promised this awhile ago and finally today I remembered that I had said I would post it ... but, only after seeing Louise's comment. Head like a sieve ..... oh, well, seeing as this is a food blog it seems appropriate for it to be a kitchen utensil. ...
Use your favourite pastry recipe or use one from a package of Crisco or Tenderflake. .. It is always a good idea to read through the whole recipe first to see what you decide to add or not bother using..... and remember, I always toss in my two cents worth to let you know what I prefer ...
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 or 2 eggs
1 cup currants or raisins ( I use a lot less)
1 Tbsp. lemon juice(optional)
1/2 tsp. vanilla
(This is so quick & easy it is not even worth getting out your mixer.)
Cream butter; add sugar and mix.
Add well beaten egg, fruit and flavouring; mix well.
Line tart tins with pastry and 1/2 fill with mixture.
Bake at 375F 10 to 12 minutes.
Makes 1 dozen medium sized tarts. (It actually makes a few more)
............ Cranberry butter tarts ... just use dried cranberries instead of raisins...or use a mixture of the two ) ... some people don't like too many raisins in their tarts... so sometimes I just use a few and some toasted walnuts. If you don't want them to be quite so sweet ..add the lemon juice ..it cuts the sweetness nicely and adds something to the overall flavour. If you like them even sweeter..add a few tablespoons of corn syrup or Rogers Golden syrup (mmm that one adds yummy, runny,sweetness!)