Beverley’s Manchester Tart

tart.jpgIt’s not just for school dinners. Manchester Tart is the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon tea. This recipe comes courtesy of the ladies at Friday Morning Group at Church of the Apostles.
What you need
165g short crust or flaky pastry
Strawberry jam
2 bananas
1 pint of milk
Custard powder
Dessicated coconut
What to do
Preheat over to gas mark 5 or 190C. Grease a 20cm pie dish or flan tin. Roll the pastry to cover dish, including the sides. Prick pastry over with a fork and cover with foil, pushing into corners. Bake for 20 minutes, take off foil and bake for another five minutes. Leave to cool.
When cool, spread jam on bottom, and cover with sliced bananas. Make a thick custard (two heaped tablespoons of custard powder to a pint milk) and, when cool, pour over bananas.
Sprinkle with dessicated coconut, leave to cool before putting in fridge to set. Serve in slices, cold.
Manchester Tart and Other Favourites: Recipes from Miles Platting, Collyhurst and Ancoats is part of a community project run by Zest, Manchester Council, and the North Manchester Primary Care Trust. It is available for £6.99 from the Cornerhouse, Urbis or by calling Fiona on 0161 277 8816.
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