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February 1, 2012

With the trip to the hospital imminent for us and soon to be born baby, I’ve made a little treat in readiness for the nurses/midwives from my baking with passion book by Dan Lepard and Richard Whittington.

It’s very simple and is basically a sweet pastry case pre-cooked, then a simple caramel/butterscotch type filling poured in with melted chocolate swirled into the caramel (the fun part πŸ™‚ ) then leave to set.

Chefs tips

  • If freezing the pastry, press out flat first so it speeds up the de-frosting process later on
  • Always save a little raw pastry when lining your tart mould in case of any accidental holes that need patching up before or during cooking πŸ˜‰
  • When making the caramel – to avoid the sugar crystallising, ensure pan is clean and dry and avoid stirring the sugar. Remember to put water in first, then the sugar as the sugar can burn if put in before the water.
  • You can carefully wipe the insides of the pan during cooking the sugar to avoid any crystallised/ burnt sugar from the sides of the pan falling back into the sugar
  • Eat within 2 days for best results as the pastry will begin to taste stale after this
  • When making your pastry dough, avoid overworking the dough as your pastry is more likely to shrink during cooking and be a pain to roll out without breaking


Happy cooking all!
Thanks for dropping by πŸ™‚


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  1. this looks yummmmmmyyyyyy! I have to try it soon! thanks Gav πŸ™‚

  2. We do ask bloggers not to post complete recipes online, even if paraphrased, but instead to “talk around” a recipe without giving away the specifics. Sadly, recipes given away lose their value, and do nothing to encourage book sales, which authors and publishers rely on. Could you at least name the book the recipe was taken from: Baking With Passion, by (as you said) Dan Lepard and Richard Whittington.

    • Thank you Mr.Whitehouse for your advice on this, recipes have since been removed and pointers well noted, much appreciated.

  3. As yummy as this looks I am more excited about your little one being on the way! I hope for a quick, healthy and easy delivery! Congrats in advance to being a father! Your baby will grow up eating great food! πŸ™‚

    • thanks yes that is more exciting! still hard to believe but gradually sinking in we will have a beautiful baby with us soon!

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