Saturday, December 15, 2007

Another quiet week in blogland

I know I've been letting the side down lately. But I have written another chapter and I HAVE written my Christmas cards and we've made another quick dash to Tarzali, because we now have a shed -- and once you have a shed, you really have to store stuff in it straight away, don't you?
And of course there are all those social occasions at this time of the year. I have another one this afternoon -- one of those parties where you need to take a plate. I’m also in the midst of revisions and I just don't have time to measure and mix, so I'm taking caramel tarts. And as I'm now officially in a cook book (SIZZLE, SEDUCE & SIMMER) I thought I'd share this really quick, busy- writer-friendly recipe with you...

Really, really easy (aka cheating) caramel tarts

Place ginger-nut biscuits in cupcake tins and bake in a mod oven for ten minutes, or until they start to soften. ( I guess you could also use the microwave to soften them.)

Push the biscuits (cookies) down into each cupcake base (I used a small, round dessert spoon) to make little tart shells. Once they’ve cooled, fill these dear little shells with caramel (from a tin – once upon a time you used to have to boil condensed milk, but now it’s all done for you.)

Top with whipped cream. Voila. A delicious and tiny sweet treat.

Oh, and I always leave some without cream so there’s a choice.


2paw said...

Oh I love these little caramel tarts, they are magic!!! I slice some banana on top before the cream and sprinkle on a little toasted cocnut. My friend's children assembled these last time, as a treat because they love to do a project with a grown up (thaty would be me), and though they looked 'made by children, they still tasted wonderful!!
I have the SS&S book and it is wonderful. I was rereading The Stone Princess by Robyn Donald and her Savoury Rice recipe in that book was in SS&S!! I have always remembered it.

Barbara Hannay said...

2paw, thanks for reminding me that children can help. This is something I'll do with Thomas and Lucy at the beach next week.
So glad you're enjoying S,S&S. I remember Robyn Donald's Stone Princess.

Ally Blake said...

Now that's a recipe even I can surely make!!! I'm gonna buy me some ingredients this week and make 'em for Christmas Day!!!

Lovely photos of Tarzali too Barb. Just gooorgeous.


Romance, Rumours and Rogues said...

Barb, fantastic timing!!
I was looking for something quick and easy to make for Chrissie day and these are perfect!!

Barbara Hannay said...

Yes, you can't go wrong with this one, Ally. And Nic, so glad they'll be on your Christmas table too! the ones I made for the part disappeared in a flash!