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Scottish Recipes: Ecclefechan Butter Tart
When travel writer Bruce Stannard from Scots Heritage Magazine was staying at Coul House Hotel he was so impressed by the Ecclefechan Butter Tart that he asked for the recipe. Here it is. As for Ecclefechan, that's a small town in Dumfries and Galloway where the influential philosopher and historian Thomas Carlyle was born.
Recipe Ingredients:2 Beaten eggs
6oz (200 grams or just under one US cup) soft brown sugar
1 tablespoon vinegar
8oz (250 grams or One and a quarter US cups) mixed dried fruit
2oz (50 grams) chopped walnuts
Prepared short crust pastry
4oz (125 grams or one stick) melted butter
Preparation Method:Mix the sugar, butter and beaten eggs together. Stir in the vinegar, then add mixed fruit and nuts. Line patty tins with pastry and put a spoonful of the mixture into each. Bake in a fairly hot oven (190C/375F/Gas Mark 5) for 20-25 minutes.
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