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authentic ecclefechan tart

Authentic Ecclefechan Tart

This delicious Scottish fruit and whisky tart is known locally as Ecclefechan tart. Ecclefechan is a small town in the Scottish Borders and it is where this tasty recipe originated. Enjoy it with ice cream, whipped cream or custard, for the perfect dessert. It is rich so you will only need a small slice. Although this tart is not that well known outside of Scotland, it is well worth making for a special occasion because it offers such a unique flavour. You will need sweet shortcrust pastry for this tart, which you can buy or make yourself. Mix some lemon zest into it before rolling it out to make the crust for your tart.

The filling is a rich combination of butter, sugar, dried fruit, syrup, eggs, nuts, Scotch whisky and lemon. The filling is spooned into the crust and then the tart is baked in the oven until your whole kitchen smells incredible and the filling is set but slightly jiggly in the middle. Let it cool down and then enjoy it as a special treat after your meal. This is a recipe for those with a real sweet tooth, who love all things wonderfully sticky and sweet.

Making this tart is very easy, and most of it is simply a question of combining the ingredients. It is of course best to use Scotch whisky to make it, rather than another type, to keep it authentic. This hearty, rib-sticking dessert is perfect for Christmas or a special occasion. Continue reading

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hi, my name is Christine and I would like to welcome you to TeaTime Recipes. Tea has always been a favourite of mine and I adore the tradition of serving this wonderful beverage with all kinds of little snacks both sweet and savoury. Read More