Manchester Tart

"Another piece of nostalgia from my schooldays, very much like a bakewell tart but using custard rather than frangipane. As the recipe requires custard powder custard instead of a full egg custard and bought pastry cases can be used, it is a very simple but tasty dish to put together. I make mine using gf sweet pastry Recipe #440607 but ordinary short crust pastry is fine,,, if using pre prepared pastry cases; don’t forget to omit steps 1-5"
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  • 1 pint milk
  • 4 ounces shortcrust pastry (or readymade pastry case)
  • 3 tablespoons raspberry jam
  • 3 tablespoons custard powder
  • 2 -3 tablespoons desiccated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  • Pre-heat oven to 200°C
  • Roll out the dough and line a baking dish.
  • Blind bake (prick with fork and place a piece of greaseproof paper with some baking beans on pastry).
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Spread the jam over the pastry base, sprinkle with coconut.
  • Boil the milk and whisk into the sugar and custard powder (follow manufacturer's instructions).
  • Pour into the pastry case.
  • Sprinkle with coconut
  • Allow to cool before serving.

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