Monday, 24 June 2019

BUTTERSCOTCH TART SCHOOL DINNER STYLE

So today we've got one of those indulgent recipes. I clearly remember the days we had Butterscotch Tart for school dinner, the word would spread all the way down the queue that our pudding today was Butterscotch Tart. Never had school kids been so excited to eat school dinners.


Butterscotch tart is a classic, nostalgic dessert. It comprises a shortcrust pastry topped with "butterscotch". The butterscotch is a very sweet filling made with milk, brown sugar, butter and flour and tastes a bit like caramel, although the texture is a little different.  In my opinion, butterscotch tart isn't complete without chocolate 100s and 1000s.



Even my Dad every couple of months will mention butterscotch tart. We were sad to think that we might never be able savour that taste ever again. Until today.

Butterscotch tart is a classic, nostalgic dessert. It comprises a shortcrust pastry topped with "butterscotch". The butterscotch is a very sweet filling made with milk, brown sugar, butter and flour and tastes a bit like caramel, although the texture is a little different.  In my opinion, butterscotch tart isn't complete without chocolate 100s and 1000s.


WHAT IS BUTTERSCOTCH TART?

If you know, you know.

Butterscotch tart is a classic, nostalgic dessert. It comprises a shortcrust pastry topped with "butterscotch". The butterscotch is a very sweet filling made with milk, brown sugar, butter and flour and tastes a bit like caramel, although the texture is a little different.  In my opinion, butterscotch tart isn't complete without chocolate 100s and 1000s.

This silky butterscotch tart melts in your mouth. Even after years passed by, when I close my eyes, I can still taste the incredible buttery sweetness of this dessert.

INGREDIENTS REQUIRED FOR BUTTERSCOTCH TART


For the eggless shortcrust pastry, you will need plain flour, caster sugar, softened butter, a pinch of salt and water

For the butterscotch filling, you will need demerara sugar, milk, butter and plain flour.

Top with chocolate hundreds and thousands to make it authentic.

METHOD TO MAKE SCHOOL DINNER STYLE BUTTERSCOTCH TART


To make the eggless shortcrust pastry - sift plain flour, caster sugar and salt together. Add the butter and form a dough. Roll out the pasty, transfer to desired bakeware and bake blind.

Meanwhile, to make the butterscotch filling - melt butter in a pan and add the demerara sugar, Mix until it dissolves. Add the milk and flour and whisk quickly to prevent any lumps. Pour into the pastry case. Allow to cool then refrigerate.


The risk of being the kind of cook that never measures any ingredients when cooking, is that this habit can easily spill over when baking. This can be a dangerous affair as baking requires precision. I haven't baked enough in my time to know how much to add - something my mum is a lot better at! So until I acquire that skill, I've got electric kitchen scales on my side!



To measure out our ingredients, we used the Etekcity Digital Food Kitchen Scale, model EK4150. This scale is multifunctional and designed to reduce the number of separate gadgets needed in the kitchen. With a capacity of up to 5kg and a high precision gauge accurate to 1g, the scale ensures accuracy with your baking every time. It boasts quick unit conversion between grams, ounces, pounds and kilograms (I clearly skipped this day at school) and has a built-in timer - no more getting my phone covered in flour to set the timer!.

A very cool addition to this scale is an inbuilt ambient temperature sensor. Although, I don't need to be reminded by how cold England gets.

This kitchen scale is really handy because it includes a decent sized (2.15L) stainless steel wide bowl. The bowl is designed for easy stirring and serving. You can also prep, wash, thaw your ingredients all in the same bowl. The LCD display is very clear in all types of lighting.



I love the stainless steel finish, the scale looks really modern on the kitchen counter. The stainless steel also allows for durability. In case you do want to use a different bowl, you still can as the bowl provided is detachable.

The scale shuts off automatically within 2 minutes so does not waste batteries.

In the box:
1 x Etekcity Digital Kitchen scale
1 x stainless steel bowl
2 x AAA batteries
1 x user's manual

The scale comes with a 2-year warranty from Etekcity.

Butterscotch tart is a classic, nostalgic dessert. It comprises a shortcrust pastry topped with "butterscotch". The butterscotch is a very sweet filling made with milk, brown sugar, butter and flour and tastes a bit like caramel, although the texture is a little different.  In my opinion, butterscotch tart isn't complete without chocolate 100s and 1000s.

I suggest you call over your old school friends and serve them this Butterscotch tart. I can guarantee that your guests will thank you once they re-live their school days. Although, be prepared for some serious reminiscing, and I bet they'll still remember that embarrassing thing that you did in the playground that you conveniently forgot …


BUTTERSCOTCH TART SCHOOL DINNER STYLE


Butterscotch tart is a classic, nostalgic dessert. It comprises a shortcrust pastry topped with "butterscotch". The butterscotch is a very sweet filling made with milk, brown sugar, butter and flour and tastes a bit like caramel, although the texture is a little different.  In my opinion, butterscotch tart isn't complete without chocolate 100s and 1000s.


Have you made our Butterscotch Tart?




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Butterscotch Tart School Dinner Style


Yield: 8-10 single servings
Author: Hayley Dhanecha
prep time: 5 Mcook time: 40 Mtotal time: 45 M
Butterscotch tart, it is eggless and the pudding of dreams for many.

ingredients:

Pastry Or Tart
  • 177g sifted plain flour
  • 142g chilled butter
  • 1 TBSP caster sugar 
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Cold water
Butterscotch filling
  • 170g butter
  • 170g soft brown sugar
  • 100ml whole milk
  • 35g plain flour
  • 1 TBSP milk chocolate sprinkles 

instructions:

How to cook Butterscotch Tart School Dinner Style

Pastry
  1. Preheat oven to gas mark 6, 200C or 400F.
  2. In a bowl add plain flour, salt, and sugar. Mix well.
  3. Add chilled cubed butter and rub with your fingertips until you have fine breadcrumbs mixture.
  4. Add chilled water little by little and form a firm dough without working too much.
  5. Roll the pastry to fit an 8"x8" pie dish.
  6. Trim the edges then prick the base with the clean toothpick.
  7. Line with the baking paper and fill with the baking beans or any regular beans such as red kidney or risotto rice.
  8. Blind bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, then remove the paper and bake another 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  9. Leave it to completely cool on a wire rack while you prepare the butterscotch filling. 
Butterscotch filling
  1. In a pan add butter and let it melt on low heat.
  2. Add sugar and gently whisk it and let the sugar melt.
  3. Add milk and bring it to a gentle boil, keep mix it.
  4. Now add sifted plain flour and keep the heat very low.
  5. Keep mixing using egg whisker and make sure there are no lumps formed.
  6. Cook the mixture for 3-4 minutes. once the mixture comes to a pancake consistency turn off the heat.
  7. Pour the mixture into the baked pastry case and let it cool at the room temperature. 
  8. Once it cooled leave it in the refrigerator to set completely.  
  9. Sprinkle 100 & 1000 chocolate sprinkles.
  10. It may take up to 3-4 hours to set, once set cut it into slices.
  11. Serve on its own or with cream or custard.
  12. Enjoy!

NOTES:

To save the time buy a readymade pastry case and make filling at home.
Calories
399.13
Fat (grams)
32.72
Sat. Fat (grams)
20.34
Carbs (grams)
23.84
Fiber (grams)
0.72
Net carbs
23.12
Sugar (grams)
3.45
Protein (grams)
3.48
Sodium (milligrams)
256.98
Cholesterol (grams)
85.13
The nutritional information provided is an approximation calculated by an online calculator. Please consult a professional dietitian for nutritional advice.
butterscotch tart, old school butterscotch tart
Pudding, Desserts
British
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Disclaimer- I was sent the Etekcity Digital Kitchen Weighing Scales for an unbiased review and not told or paid to write anything positive. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you Etekcity team.

37 comments:

  1. I've never had butterscotch tart but it looks and sounds delicious! A scale is my best friend in the kitchen! :-)

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    1. Yes, scale is our best friend in the kitchen too!

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  2. Jacqueline Debono27 June 2019 at 13:21

    OMG! I also remember butterscotch tart from school lunches! I absolutely have to make this recipe!Pinning for later!

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  3. Now that is my kind of tart! It looks so delicious and I love that it's so quick to make! Can't wait to try it!

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  4. Butterscotch tart is my partner's favourite treat in the whole world! Your version of it looks very delicious, and I so wish I've had at least couple of slices of it in front of me right now!

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    1. Hahahaha I wish too :) But hey this recipe is foolproof and I hope you give it a go :)

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  5. Loving that silky tart filling.. Looks so creamy with the best crisp tart on the outside

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  6. I never had butterscotch tart but I am a huge pie and tart lover so I think I'd love it. Beautiful cake plate!!

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  7. I don't see butterscotch desserts often enough, so when I ran acorss this one I knew it would be one I would love.

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  8. I've never had a dessert like this but it looks so delicious! I love the addition of the chocolate sprinkles!

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  9. Butterscotch is such a great dessert flavor that sometimes gets overlooked. Thanks for sharing and reminding us how great a butterscotch dessert can be!!

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    1. You are so right Kathryn! Butterscotch deserves more love :)

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  10. Wow! I love butterscotch flavor so much and I never tried making a butterscotch tart at home, extremely eager to try this one out!

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  11. I love butterscotch’s and tarts. And your recipe has both. On my list for next dessert endeavor

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  12. I absolutely love butterscotch as a flavor but have never made my own for a tart like this! It sounds and looks incredible - perfect for an elegant, special dessert!

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  13. This looks so good! I am drooling over here and I would like a slice so badly with my cup of coffee.
    I definitely save this to make as soon as possible. Yumm.

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  14. That sure does sound tasty, it would go perfectly with some fresh, hot coffee. I like that scale, I have a flat one and things always fall off of it, the bowl would be so handy!

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    1. Thanks Valerie, I have a flat scale and facing the same problem that is why this time we chose with a bowl :)

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  15. Ah, this tart is just impeccable. I would so much love to have a piece or two in front of me right now. Definitely the recipe to make for a holiday.

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    1. Thanks Danielle, let us know if you try this recipe.

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  16. Butterscotch custard sounds so delcious in the pastry. love the whole presentation and the recipe.. tempted to make it soon.

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  17. I just love butterscotch and this recipe looks delicious! The tart is absolutely beautiful- I wish I had a piece right now!

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  18. Absolutely delicious. Wow! Butterscotch is my favourite flavour and this tart is super tempting. Keeper recipe for special occasions :)

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  19. Absolutely delicious! Butterscotch is my favourite flavour and the tart is super tempting. Keeper recipe for special occasions. :)

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  20. I cannot imagine my kitchen without a scale. Its an important part of equipment required especially when one enjoys baking. I've not tasted a butterscotch tart. Yours looks super tempting and would love to try it.

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  21. The butter scotch looks simply out of the world beautiful. I love the kitchen scales you have here and they absolutely a boon for baking. Wish I could live somewhere near you and comeby each time you make these beautiful stuff.

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