Butter Tarts Taste Good, and Won't Boil Over

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Mary Beck of Stonewall had asked for readers' help to locate a recipe called never-boil-over butter tarts. Thanks to Dorothy Parry, Catherine Stachnyk, France Cewick, Pat Sobotkiewicz, Joyce Scanlon, Anna Kidd, Florence Rebenchuk, Emily Lucko, Mildred Hamilton, Lydia Janzen, Barb Spriggs, Signy Stokes, Penny Wakun, Sylvia Moloney, Arline Botham and Linda Snider of Glenboro. The recipe Mary wanted ... (see full summary)

 
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Today's column fills two dessert requests from readers.

Mary Beck of Stonewall had asked for readers' help to locate a recipe called never-boil-over butter tarts. Thanks to Dorothy Parry, Catherine Stachnyk, France Cewick, Pat Sobotkiewicz, Joyce Scanlon, Anna Kidd, Florence Rebenchuk, Emily Lucko, Mildred Hamilton, Lydia Janzen, Barb Spriggs, Signy Stokes, Penny Wakun, Sylvia Moloney, Arline Botham and Linda Snider of Glenboro. The recipe Mary wanted is reprinted today, and several readers wrote that it is originally from a CJOB Pot Luck with Peter Grant cookbook and was contributed by a radio listener.

Helen Schmautz was looking for a raisin oat cake recipe that after baking is put back in the oven to toast a coconut topping. Thanks to Doreen Dick, who supplied the recipe that follows, and also to Barbara Johnston, Mildred Hamilton, Anne Vivier and Lorraine Best of Beausejour for their recipes.

A new request to fill comes from Claire Steen who asks if anyone has a recipe that can duplicate the African peanut soup served at Prairie Ink at McNally Robinson. It is a vegetarian pureed soup made with vegetable broth, yams, peanut butter, onions, carrots and celery, and Claire writes that is the spicy yet sweet seasoning that makes the soup special.

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Never-boil-over butter tarts

2 eggs

250 ml (1 cup) brown sugar

60 ml (1/4 cup) corn syrup

60 ml (2 oz) melted butter

5 ml (1 tsp) vanilla

10 ml (2 tsp) vinegar

2 ml (1/2 tsp) salt

Raisins or currants

Put all ingredients (except raisins or currants) in a bowl and beat until full of bubbles. Place six raisins or currants in the bottom of each shell. Fill tart shells with mixture and bake at 205 C (400 F) for 20 minutes. They will never boil over.

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