Thursday, June 24, 2010

In my kitchen Pt 1

Being at my parents house means I have use of the huge well stocked kitchen and also means I have time to cook. I have spent this week perfecting mini caramel and chocolate tarts, or little bites of heaven, as I like to call them. Here is the receipe, followed by some tips I found from making them.

Ingredients
1 Cup plain Flour
90g Butter, chopped
1/4 cup caster sugar
400g of sweetened condensed milk
30g butter, extra
1 Tbls golden syrup
100g dark chocolate, melted

Method
1. Preheat oven to moderate. Grease 24 mini muffin holes.
2. Blend flour, butter and sugar until ingredients just come together. Press level tbls of butter mixture into each hole of prepared pans. Bake in moderate oven for about 10 minutes or until brown
3. Meanwhile, combine condensed milk, extra butter and syrup in small saucepan, stir until smooth. Do not boil.
4. Pour hot caramel filling over hot bases: return to oven for about 3 minutes; stand for 2mins; using a pointed vegetable knife gently remove  tarts from pans. Cool.
5. Spread top of cooled tarts with melted chocolate; stand in fridge until set.

Tips
- You must use a mini muffin tray, if you use a normal sized tray the ratio's are incorrect and you will have chocolate and caramel flats instead of tarts as I found out.
- Spread the chocolate on top like butter with a knife, it seems to work

These are super delicious, I really recommend you try baking them, let me know if you do!




Receipe: The Australian Women's Weekley, Best Food Pg 102

9 comments:

  1. Little bites of heaven? Sign me up! Might have to work on perfecting these myself...

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  2. Mmmmm these look yummy, anything with chocolate is great with me.

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  3. the looooook delicious. I think i just gained weight looking at them! hahaha, not for me, not this month at least. but yum!

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  4. Babysitting three children (boy twin 18 month olds and a five year old girl) is so much work...I'm hungry and tired and now I see your DELICIOUS looking post! Can you just zap some of those over here right now? I could very seriously live off chocolate!

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