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Tweet Cornflake Tart
Open shortcrust base, coated with jam and filled with mixture of cornflakes, fat and sugar syrup.
This has been a school favourite for some time, being known at least since an entry in 'Nutrition and Child Welfare' of 1949
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250g plain flour
125g butter or margarine
125g caster sugar
125g golden syrup
Pre heat oven to 200C/Gas Mark 6
1. Place flour and fat into a large bowl and rub in the fat until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Using a round bladed knife stir in the cold water a little at a time until the mixture begins to come together. Use your hands to form a ball of pastry. Wrap the pastry in cling film and rest for half an hour or so in the fridge.
2. Roll out the pastry, line a tin 14” by 8” and bake blind for 15 minutes. Prick with a fork or fill with baking beans. Allow to cool.
3. Turn the oven down to 170C/Gas Mark 4
4. Once cool spread the pastry case with the jam.
5. Place the sugar, syrup and butter in a large pan and heat gently until the butter has melted. Give the mixture a good stir and add in the cornflakes a few handfuls at a time until either the cornflakes are all added or the toffee mixture is all used up. Mix well to make sure each cornflake is sticky.
6. Place the cornflake mix into the jammy tart case and press down well with the back of a spoon to compress and smooth the surface. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Take out and cool. When absolutely cold use a serrated knife to cut into squares.
Serve with hot custard.
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