Tipsy Tart

south-african-tipsy-tartTipsy tart consists mainly of dates, sugar, flour and brandy. It is a variant of the Malva and Cape Brandy pudding.

Ingredients need to make your own tipsy tart

  • 250g dates(has to be cut up)
  • 5ml bicarbonate of soda
  • 250 ml boiling water
  • 250 ml sugar
  • 125 gram better
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 375 ml of cake flour
  • 5 ml baking powder

How to make the sauce

  • 250 ml brown sugar
  • 250 ml water
  • 5 ml vanilla essence
  • 5 ml butter
  • 125 ml brandy

Baking time approximately 30 minutes – Oven temperature 180 Celsius.
Put dates in container and add bicarbonate of soda over it.
Pour the water over it.
Beat the sugar, butter and egg until it is creamy and add the dates.
Sieve the flour and baking powder and add to the above mixture.
Pour into a tart pan and bake for 30 minutes at 180 C

In the meantime while waiting for the tipsy-tart to bake you start making the sauce.

Boil the sugar and water for 5 minutes.
Add vanilla and butter and cool slightly.
Then add the brandy.
When the tart comes out of the oven, pour the syrup over the hot tart. Dish up with a dollop of cream.


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