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Mini Swiss caramel and walnut tarts

Serves
Prep time: 1 hour
Cooking time: 25 minutes

"The ingredients for this Swiss gateau, which is usually served for afternoon tea or dessert, are fresh, tasty and simple; Walnuts, creamy homemade caramel and a delicious cinnamon short pastry. This delicious combination makes for a very satisfying experience for the taste buds!"

Ingredients

Method

  • Cinnamon Short Pastry:
  • 120 gm cubed butter
  • 50 gm butter
  • 1 Tbsp golden syrup
  • 1-2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 egg
  • 250 gm flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 90 gm sugar
  • 60 gm honey
  • 1-2 Tbsp water
  • 100 ml cream
  • 60 gm chopped walnuts
  • 50 gm sunflower seeds
  • 40 gm sesame seeds
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Short Pastry:

  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add golden syrup and egg.
  3. Add flour and cinnamon.
  4. Add milk until a smooth pastry forms.
  5. Roll out pastry to 3mm and line four 12cm tart tins, saving rest of pastry for lids.
  6. CARAMEL FILLING: Combine sugar, honey, water and cream in a saucepan and melt over low heat, stirring gently to avoid sugar crystals on sides of saucepan.
  7. Once sugar has dissolved completely, increase heat and bring to the boil while still stirring.
  8. Reduce heat and boil gently for 2 minutes without stirring until mix becomes a golden caramel colour.
  9. Remove from heat and stir in cream.
  10. Bring to the boil once more.
  11. Remove from heat, add nuts and seeds and allow to cool completely.
  12. Pre-heat the oven to 160°.
  13. Divide filling between the four tarts.
  14. Roll out the rest of the dough and cut 4 tops.
  15. Place one on each of the tarts and press down the edges firmly.
  16. Prick the top and bake in pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
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