Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is a traditional Scottish recipe from the town of Melrose in the county of Angus. It is made with locally abundant ingredients (honey and ginger) and neighbouring Dundee's world-famous marmalade. Since I am posting this recipe at the request of a member and have not personally made it, I am assuming that the number of tarts that the recipe will produce is dependant on the size of the pie tins used. I am also taking a guess at the number of servings.
- 1⁄2 lb shortcrust pastry
- 1⁄2 lb fine white breadcrumb
- 8 fluid ounces honey
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1⁄4 lb dundee marmalade
- ground ginger or freshly grated ginger, to taste
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Roll out the pastry, and line small pie tins or large muffin tins.
- Trim the edges and reserve the extra pastry.
- Sprinkle the breadcrumbs evenly over the pastry base.
- Warm the honey and marmalade very gently in a saucepan over a very low heat.
- Stir in the lemon juice and ginger.
- Pour the mixture over the breadcrumbs.
- Roll and cut the leftover pastry into small rounds to cover the individual tarts.
- With a sharp knife, make a small slit or two in the top of each one.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown.
- Serve hot or cold with whipped heavy cream.