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One of the most exciting things about Taste of Cayman is the swag! For the 2011 event, the Cayman Islands Tourism Association gave guests a swag bag that included several recipes from local restaurants.

I’m still working my way through them and when it came time to post this week’s TOC recipe I remembered just how delicious The Black Trumpet’s tarts were that year!

Sweet Dough on The Deep Dish

Sweet Dough by The Black Trumpet

You will need:
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup icing sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 egg
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tbsp cornstarch
pinch of salt

  • Cream butter with paddle attachment in mixer until soft.
  • Add icing sugar and salt
  • Beat eggs and vanilla gradually.
  • Stir or sift together flour and cornstarch.  Add to bowl all at once, pulsing on and off to combine.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and chill before using.
  • After chilling, preheat over to 350 F and place flour on work surface and roll dough out to desired thinness.
  • Use round cookie cutter to cut shapes and sizes, place in tart case and blind bake (that is, without filling) until golden on the edges.
  • Remove beans from tart case and place back in the oven for a few minutes to dry the middle.
  • Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack.

This year’s Taste of Cayman is January 26th at Camana Bay.

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  1. Those are some tarts! Actually….I’d be content with just eating the tops off of them! Enjoy your swag bag and I hope you have a wonderful New Year! : )

  2. These looks wonderful!
    Happy New Year to both you and CK!
    Wish you a wonderful 2013!

  3. Those look divine! It looks like there’s some sort of jam/custard on top, do you remember what they used?

  4. These look really tasty good; wish I was there.

  5. The height of these sweets are so tall and very catchy! I’m excited for the event! It’s in less than a month! 😀

  6. Mmm I think a lemon curd will be perfect with the dough! I love the photo of the tall meringue, really pretty!

  7. The dough sounds delciious. What do they fill them with? I’m thinking mango would work 🙂 Just to say thanks for all the smiles you’ve brought over another terrific year of great recipes. I love your spirit and sense of humour. Merry Christmas to you and your family and hoping 2013 brings wonderful things, Hester x

  8. I love how high it is!

  9. Neat tip to include cornstarch in the tart dough… hadn’t tried that. Have a wonderful holiday and a fun, tasty time at the upcoming Taste of Cayman!!!

  10. They look heavenly! I wish I could have one now.

  11. Wow those are gorgeous and sounds like a fun time!

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