This recipe is another one from the Pampas Pastry Finger Food Recipe sheets. I’ve just checked to see if Pampas still make sweet tart cases and apparently they do – I just haven’t seen them around lately. If you can’t buy them you could make your own using pastry sheets.
To be honest I can’t imagine why Mum would have cut out and saved this recipe. I doubt she’s ever tasted bourbon in her life and while she likes a glass of sherry or white wine, I’ve never seen her drink either brandy, cognac or whisky. She does like and often used to make the old style bread and butter pudding, maybe she thought one day she’d go wild…..
Pecan nuts weren’t something that Mum cooked with as I’m pretty sure that they weren’t easily available back when she did her most of her cooking. Although she kept this recipe I doubt that she ever actually made it. I think pecans work really well in a pie, especially when you serve it up with a big blob of cream.
Here’s another of Mum’s pinned together recipes. If I’d realised that there was a cellotape shortage in her kitchen I would have donated a couple of rolls to her bottom drawer. I guess at least the pins kept the recipes together and saved pieces getting lost. If that had happened we’d never have had this Chocolate Cheese Brownie recipe to enjoy.
Back in the 80s these type of slices were quite common. You baked the base, added a filling and then a chocolate topping. The trick was to add a little butter to the melted chocolate otherwise the topping cracked when you cut it. I think the custard filling in this one is a bit different and would taste quite good.
I’ve been making a chocolate swirl cheesecake for the family for many years and Mum has always enjoyed it. I think that’s what prompted her to cut this recipe out of the New Idea. It’s a great way of turning an old favorite into a slice or you can still serve it up as a dessert.