On Wednesday night Katey from Edinburgh Eats and I hosted an Edinburgh Cakes Ladies bake night at the lovely Cafe Musa on the Mound. It was fantastic! The theme this month was A Taste of Home. We challenged bakers to recreate a family favourite or something that reminded them of home. The selection was fantastic and I loved listening to the stories, memories and personalities behind the bakes.
Apple Creams, Empire Biscuits, White Chocolate Poppy Seed Cake and Cherry Cheesecake
Top Row: Norwegian Success Cake, Date Cake, Chocolate Hazelnut Coffee Creams
Middle Row: Pumpkin Pie, Fruit Scones, Coconut Lemon Slice
Bottom Row: Mustard and Cheese Scones, Caramel Shortbread, Peanut Krispies
And my Butter Tarts. Most of you will know that I tried many many many butter tarts when I was visiting my folks this summer, so there wasn't really anything else that screamed "home" to me. I used a recipe from the Great Canadian Basics Cookbook (well worn, well splattered, well loved), and I just love them.