Walnut Tart


I really shouldn’t be putting this up – it definitely doesn’t come under the ‘healthy living’ theme!

But honestly this looks so delicious I couldn’t resist sharing. Lots of sugar eggs and calories but what a treat for afternoon tea this weekend.

Found the recipe in a book called ‘Grandma’s 500 recipes’.


400g./ 14oz. dark brown sugar
200g. / 7oz. golden syrup
200g. / 7oz. butter
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
6 large eggs, beaten
300g. /10-11oz walnut halves

For the pastry:

150g. / 5.5oz. butter, cubed and chilled
300g. / 10.5oz. plain (all purpose) flour

1. First make the pastry; Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. Then add just enough cold water to bind the mixture together into a pliable dough.

2. Roll out the pastry on a floured surface and use it to line a large rectangular tart dish. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

3. Preheat the oven to 180F (160Fan) or Gas mark 4.

4. Put the sugar, golden syrup, butter and vanilla extract in a saucepan and stir it over a low heat to dissolve the sugar.

5. Leave to cool for at least 10 minutes then beat in the eggs.

6. Pour the mixture into the pastry case and arrange the walnut halves on top. Bake for 45-50 minutes.

Bon Appetit!

Linda x

P.S. There’s a  handy little download with lots of afternoon tea ideas over on The At Home page.  Treat yourself to a Sunday afternoon garden party!.

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