Butter Tart Squares

April 22, 2015

this is officially the most rapid way to inhale calories that does not involve consuming pure saturated fat

butter tart squares

Butter Tart Squares: “Square” (ie. tray-bake) version of Butter Tarts, a “quintessentially Canadian” dessert, shortbread-type base, with the topping/ filling a combo of sugar/ eggs/ butter and raisins/ walnuts.

Similar to: pecan pie (with raisins added/ substituted) or ecclefechan

Best eaten on Vancouver Island, sitting on a beach, chilling with sea lions n otters n such, but also delicious in shitty cities (ie. London).

Based on this recipe from CD Kitchen (minus the oats)

175C, 9″ square cake tin (lined)

Ingredients
base
1 cup/ 200g plain flour
1/2 cup/ 100g butter
1/4 cup/ 50g sugar (white or brown, doesn’t matter)

topping
1/4 cup/50g melted butter
1 cup/200g brown sugar
1/4 cup/ 2tbsp honey
2 large eggs (beaten)
1 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup raisins/ walnuts (some combination thereof)

Method
base
Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles crumbs, then stir in the sugar.
Press into the lined cake tin and bake for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven to cool and prepare filling

topping
Stir together topping ingredients, pour onto base.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the topping has set (it won’t wobble when you take it out of the oven)
Cool completely, slice and eat.