15,000 Fans and PatsyPie Giveaway!

We have reached a new milestone... 15,000 fans on Facebook!

As promised, we are celebrating with another giveaway.

My mom use to make scone when I was growing up and I haven't been able to enjoy the fresh baked scone for over 8 years.  Imagine my excitement when I heard PatsyPie has developed not one but TWO gluten-free scone mixes to please your taste buds - Classic and Cranberry.

Be one of the first to try PatsyPie's new Traditional Scone Mixes.  They are amazing warmed up with a little butter!
The winner will get their choice of mixes to fill one case - a total of 8 packages for the winner!

Thank you, Pat!

Enter this great giveaway below!

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Gluten-Free Butter Tarts

Making butter tarts involves making pastry, which may seem like a daunting task for those of us who cannot rely on pre-made tart shells.  (Gluten-free versions do exist... but they are hard to find and I'm sure they're super expensive.)

I have used this pastry recipe a number of times to make a variety of different pies and tarts (both sweet and savory) and it has been very successful in my recipes!

Gluten-Free Pastry Recipe

Flour mix
1 cup sweet rice flour
3/4 cup tapioca starch/flour
1/4 cup potato starch
1/4 cup white rice flour
1 tsp xanthan gum
1 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar

Other Ingredients
1/2 cup + 1 tbsp butter
1/2 cup Crisco
1 egg (cold)
1 tbsp white vinegar
1/4 cup water (cold)

Extra flour for rolling
  • Mix flours together in a large bowl.
  • Cut in butter/Crisco.
  • Beat egg and add the vinegar and water together in a small bowl.
  • Mix all ingredients together in the large bowl, kneading with hands.
  • Refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour.
  • Sprinkle lots of flour on a large surface area before rolling out dough.

 Butter Tart Filling

1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup soft butter
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Soften the raisins by placing them in a small bowl covered in hot water to soak for 30 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, mix together butter, brown sugar, salt and corn syrup.
  • Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
  • Drain the raisins and add to mixture.

Use a round cookie cutter to cut rolled out pastry to fit mini muffin pan.

Spoon butter tart filling mixture into the pastry shells.  Only fill about 3/4 of the way because they will bubble up in the oven and you don't want them to burn.

Bake at 400*F for 15-20 minutes.

And there you have it... buttery, flaky goodness!