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Salted caramel tart

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Ingredients

  • About 185g sweet shortcrust pastry

For the filling:

  • 150g caster sugar
  • 300ml carton double cream
  • 150g light brown muscovado sugar
  • 100g butter
  • 4tbsps golden syrup
  • 1/2tsp sea-salt flakes

For the caramel topping:

  • 100g granulated sugar
  • 15g flaked almonds

Nutritional information

Each portion contains:

  • Calories350

    18%

  • Fat22.0g

    31%

  • Saturates12.0g

    60%

of an adult’s guideline daily amount

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If you don’t want to make the caramel praline topping, then drizzle over some melted chocolate.

Method

  1. Roll our the pastry thinly to line tart tin. Chill the pastry case for 30 minutes.
  2. Set the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Line the pastry case with baking parchment, fill with baking beans and bake for 15 minutes. Take out the paper and beans and cook for another 10 minutes, until golden and crisp. Leave in the tin to cool. To make the filling: Heat the caster sugar with 3tbsps water in a heavy-based pan without stirring, until dissolved.
  3. Turn up the heat and boil for 10 minutes, watching it, until it turns a rich amber. Take it off the heat and add the cream straight away (it will bubble up, so watch it) and stir in the muscovado sugar, butter and syrup. Put back on the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, until thickened and a darker brown. Take off the heat and add the salt. Cool for 10 minutes, then pour into the baked tart case, cool and chill until set (overnight is best).
  4. To make the topping: put the granulated sugar and 2tbsps water in a heavy- based pan over a medium heat. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and bubble until it turns amber. Swirl the pan occasionally, so it colours evenly. Add the almonds and cook for 1 minute, stirring, then pour onto a foil-lined baking tray, which has been oiled. Leave to cool for 10 minutes.
  5. To serve, crack the praline into shards and scatter over the tart. Sprinkle with more salt.

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Oatmeal and honey cake

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This hearty, oaty cake could not be easier to make. Using store cupboard basics, it costs just 26p per slice – a cheap treat for all the family.

  • Serves: 6-8

  • Prep time: 15 mins

  • Cooking time: 50 mins

  • Total time: 1 hr 5 mins

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

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Top tip: Try adding some chopped walnuts to the oat topping for an extra crunchy texture.

Ingredients

  • 300g butter
  • 100g honey
  • 150g oats
  • 50g medium oatmeal
  • 100g light brown muscovado sugar
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 4 medium eggs, beaten

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (gas mark 4). Grease and base line a 20cm round loose-bottomed cake tin.
  2. Melt 100g butter with the honey and add the oats.
  3. Mix together the oatmeal, sugar and flour in a large bowl. Melt the remaining butter and stir into the dry ingredients with the eggs. Pour into the cake tin.
  4. Sprinkle the oat mixture on top and bake for 45-50 mins or until golden and a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  5. Serve warm with a drizzle of honey.

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Nutritional information

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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The Hummingbird Bakery gingerbread men

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You don’t have to use a gingerbread man cutter with this Hummingbird Bakery recipe, but it’s so much fun to decorate each one individually! Leaving the dough to rest overnight makes the cookies better the next day.

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 400g plain flour
  • ¾ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2tsp ground ginger
  • 2tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 180g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 125g soft dark brown sugar or dark muscovado sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 125g black treacle

For the royal icing:

  • 1 egg white
  • ½ tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 310g icing sugar, sifted
  • food colouring, optional
  • gingerbread biscuit cutters
  • a baking tray, lined with greaseproof paper

Method

For the cake:

  1. Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Put the butter and sugars in a freestanding electric mixer with a paddle attachment (or use a handheld electric whisk) and cream on slow speed until light and fluffy. Turn the mixer up to medium speed and beat in the egg and treacle, scraping any unmixed ingredients from the side of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
  3. Turn the mixer back down to slow speed and slowly add the flour mixture a couple of tablespoons at a time, stopping often to scrape any unmixed ingredients from the side of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Once an even dough has formed, take it out of the mixer, divide into 3 and wrap each piece in clingfilm.
  4. Leave to rest overnight in the fridge.
  5. When you are ready to bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 170°C (325°F) Gas 3.
  6. Take the dough out of the fridge and leave to soften for about 10 minutes. Lightly dust a clean work surface with flour and roll out the dough to a thickness of about 4 mm with a rolling pin. Cut out shapes with the biscuit cutters. Arrange the cookies on the prepared baking trays and bake in the preheated oven for about 10–15 minutes.
  7. Leave the cookies to cool slightly on the trays before turning out onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

For the royal icing:

  1. Beat the egg white and lemon juice together in a freestanding electric mixer with a paddle attachment (or use a handheld electric whisk). Gradually start adding the icing sugar, mixing well after each addition to ensure all sugar is incorporated. Whisk until you get stiff peaks. If the icing is too runny, add a little more sugar. Stir in a couple of drops of food colouring, if using, and decorate the cookies.

This recipe is taken from The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook by Tarek Malouf and The Hummingbird Bakers
Photography by Peter Cassidy
Published by Ryland Peters & Small
Text © Tarek Malouf and The Hummingbird Bakers
Photography copyright Ryland Peters & Small

By The Hummingbird Bakery

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Nutritional information

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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  • Tuesday 5%
  • Wednesday 5%
  • Thursday 12%
  • Friday 17%
  • Saturday 16%
  • Sunday 6%
  • Different days every week 18%
  • In small bits all through the week 15%

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