Tipsy tart

Recipe from: 3/23/2000 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 18
Servings 8
Time

Ingredients

  • BATTER
  • 250
    g
    stoned dates, chopped
  • 5
    ml
    bicarbonate of soda
  • 250
    ml
    boiling water
  • 375
    ml
    cake flour
  • 2
    ml
    baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 125
    g
    butter, at room temperature
  • 250
    ml
    white sugar
  • 2
    extra-large eggs
  • 100
    g
    walnuts, chopped
  • 100
    g
    glace cherries, halved
  • SAUCE
  • 15
    ml
    butter
  • 190
    ml
    brown sugar
  • 250
    ml
    water
  • 3
    ml
    vanilla essence
  • 125
    ml
    brandy
 

Method

45-50 min
 
Preheat the oven to 180 ºC. Butter a 27 cm ovenproof dish with butter or spray with non-stick spray. Place the dates and bicarbonate of soda in a mixing bowl and pour over the boiling water. Set aside to cool. Sift the cake flour, baking powder and salt together. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and creamy and add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift the dry ingredients on top and add the nuts and cherries. Add the dates, stirring until well mixed. Turn the batter into the prepared dish and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a testing skewer comes out clean. Meanwhile heat the butter, sugar and water for the sauce in a saucepan until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil and reduce the sauce until it turns syrupy. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla essence and brandy. Pour the sauce over the hot tart as soon as it comes out of the oven. Serve lukewarm or at room temperature with custard or whipped cream. Serves 8-10.
 

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