1 c butter
2 c flour
4 tsp icing sugar
2 c dates (chopped)
1 1/2 c brown sugar
1 c water
Cut the butter into the flour, add
the sugar and knead until well blended.
Press small amounts of dough into small
muffin tins. Bake in a 425F oven
for 10 minutes. When cool fill. Simmer
the above ingredients until the dates
are of soft consistency. Cool. Then fill
the tart shells. Ice with butter icing.
How these little tarts got their name remains
a mystery to us. It could be that
pork fat was once used in place of the shortening
or it just might be a reflection
of the wonderful Cape Breton sense of humour.