Just like Granny made!
Free delivery and save 8% off all orders with discount code AFF8 at Campbells Meat.
Delicious Ecclefechan tart for dessert made with dried fruits and plenty of butter usually served warm with cream
Ecclefechan tarts, named after the wee village, known as Fechan by the locals, in Dumfries and Galloway near the border of Scotland and England is a wonderfully rich treat for dessert or can be eaten anytime as a snack. We at Scottish Recipes like ours warm with cream or custard though they can also be eaten cold. They are sometimes nicknamed border tart.
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Instagram.
Use discount code SR1601 at checkout for 10% off & free delivery on orders with a subtotal over £30 at online butcher Donald Russell, cannot be used with any other discount codes and will not apply to half price steak selections.
Burnt Vengeance - How will a dying patient in a hospice take his revenge? What are his final wishes and what will his solicitor reveal when she reads out his Last Will and Testament?
5-star author C.G. Buswell brings another story from his dark, tempestuous mind. Burnt Vengeance will have you screaming for the light and grappling with your imagination as you try to quell your fear.
Read the opening chapter for free.
The ingredients of Ecclefechan tarts for a typical recipe contain almonds, butter, cinnamon, currants, cherries, dark muscovado sugar, lemon peel, raisins and unusually vinegar. These are then encased in deep lined pastry but with no top.
It is a rich taste, often described as a mixture of treacle, pecan pie and mince pies. In 2007 Sainsbury's advertised them as a Christmas alternative treat and sales soared. The fillings bind together to give a really chewy delight. They can be made as small individual or a larger tart and can be pre-made and reheated later in the oven for about ten minutes or microwaved for about 20 seconds.
Sadly we can never master the art of pastry so if you would like to share your Ecclefechan tarts recipe then please get in touch!
If you like our Traditional Scottish Recipes and would like to easily share them with your friends and family please use the social networking buttons below:
Win £250 of Scottish food when you join the Donald Russell newsletter
Follow us on:
Use discount code SR1601 at checkout for 10% off & free delivery on orders with a subtotal over £30 at Donald Russell, cannot be used with any other discount codes and will not apply to half price steak selections:
Flags/Emblem of Scotland