Back in May, I posted about making my son some Caramel Tarts. I promised a recipe when we were all unpacked again so here it is:
It is from a very old ‘community’ cook book made to mark 100 years for something, that I ‘inherited’ along the way. The recipe is credited to a Mrs T Newman – thanks Mrs T!
CARAMEL MERINGUE TART
PASTRY (Enough for 2 tart shells)
11/2 cups of SR Flour
Pinch of salt
2 Tblspn sugar
1/4 lb of butter
1 Tblspn milk
Rub butter into flour, sugar and salt and mix well.
Beat the egg well and add the milk
Add milk and egg to the flour mix and mix well.
Press into greased tart plates and bake in a good oven.
CARAMEL FILLING (Only enough for one)
1 Tblspn flour
Pinch of salt
!/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup milk
1 Tblspn butter
Put flour, salt and sugar in a saucepan and mix with half of the milk.
Beat egg yolks, add other half of milk and mix into ingredients in saucepan.
Add butter, place over fire, stirring all the time. When nearly boiling, stir vigorously or it will go lumpy.
Flavour with essence, and pour into tart shell.
Beat egg whites until stiff,
Sweeten and flavour to taste and spread over filling.
Place in oven for a few minutes to brown
Don’t you love the ‘pinch’ of salt, the ‘good’ oven, placing it over a ‘fire’!
I suggest you make your own decisions re the ingredients you use, check your manual for the temperature for your oven and DONT put it over a fire!!
I love this type of recipe collection – tried and true by someone in your community – they were very popular in smaller communities and were often used as a money raising venture for schools etc
Do you have any ‘collections’? How about sharing your favourite?
I would love to hear from you if you give it a try – think I’ll have to go and have a coffee now!
Until next time
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