Donna's foolproof gypsy tart

    Donna's foolproof gypsy tart

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    About this recipe: I have finally been given proper instructions on how to make a Gypsy tart by my friend, Donna. The secret is whisking. It didn't split, unlike the countless other attempts I've done.

    Cambridgeshire, England, UK

    Ingredients
    Makes: 3 20cm tarts

    • 500g light brown soft sugar
    • 410g evaporated milk
    • 3 shop bought 20cm pastry cases

    Method
    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:2hr resting  ›  Ready in:2hr35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
    2. Break the sugar up in a bowl and with the whisk on low gradually add the milk.
    3. Once all the milk has been added turn up the whisk to high and whisk for 15 minutes. You need a good moussey consistency. When taste testing, it shouldn't be gritty. If gritty, keep whisking.
    4. Pour the mixture in the pastry cases and put in the oven for 5 minutes.
    5. After 5 minutes, check tarts by giving a little shake. If it wobbles give it another 3 minutes. Now turn off the oven and leave the tarts in there to cool.

    Tip

    Just keep whisking - you can't over mix this - I've whisked for 30 minutes before the sugar dissolved.

    Tip

    Any brown sugar will do, but not white nor demerara.

    Tip

    To make enough for one tart - 150g evaporated milk to 183g sugar.

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    Reviews (10)

    shazzy7
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    13

    I have made this a few times in the past but they never turn out the same so....I followed this recipe to the letter. After the 5 mins cooking time I did leave them in the oven and turn oven off but left the door open slightly ...they are perfect. Thankyou so much !!! - 24 Jan 2014

    ClareBest
    11

    I made the smaller version...Better than shop brought, All my family loved it and want to know when i,ll be making the next one. Thank you for sharing. - 05 Nov 2013

    SuePhillips
    3

    It was fabulous everyone loved it. I made an apple sorbet to go with it. Gorgeous - 19 Apr 2015

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