Gypsy Tart

PennyBy Penny  , ,   

February 6, 2018

A Kent school dinner favourite

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yields: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

300g plain flour, plus extra for dusting

150g unsalted butter,

1 medium egg, beaten

410g tin evaporated milk - that’s been in the fridge overnight

280g dark muscovado sugar

Directions

1Heatcoven to 190c

2 Put a baking sheet in the oven to get hot.

3Sieve the flour into a bowl. Using your fingertips, rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

4Add the egg and 1-2 tbsp water to mix to a firm dough.

5 Wrap in clingfilm and leave to rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

6Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and use to line a tart tin, leaving any excess overhanging the edge. Line with baking parchment, put on baking beans or rice and bake for 15 minutes.

7 Remove the beans and parchment and return to the oven for a further 5-10 minutes until golden. Leave to cool then, using a sharp knife, trim the top of the pastry case.

8Tip the evaporated milk and sugar into a large bowl and, using an electric mixer on whisk together on full power for 15 minutes until the mixture resembles a light coffee-coloured, creamy foam that doesn’t quite hold peaks.

9Pour the mixture into the tart tin and bake for 20 minutes on the hot baking sheet.

10When cooked, the filling should be lightly set and have a sticky surface

11Leave to set overnight in the fridge.

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48 Reviews

Kev Lamb

February 9, 2018

Lol it’s easy x

Linda Mitchell

February 8, 2018

I’m from Kent born and bred and I hate the stuff. Dreaded gypsy tart day at school.

Dee Carvas

February 8, 2018

Wonder how many I had in my cornflakes? 😀

Bill Mitchell

February 8, 2018

There’s a percentage for insects in cerials 🙂

Dee Carvas

February 8, 2018

We all eat insects and such with out knowing it, and now a days its “hip” to eat the odd bug or two, so we were before the times 🙂

Clare Corrigan

February 7, 2018

Remember this Wendy Raymond at Blackfen Girls School ❤️

Christina Crawford Magliocco

February 7, 2018

Mandy Staniforth

Emily Smith

February 7, 2018

Adie Smith

Richie Dean Locke

February 6, 2018

And me please

Tara Lewis

February 6, 2018

Jim Blundell xx

Pauline Lippitt

February 6, 2018

Kay Carter have you seen this?

Carly Byres

February 6, 2018

Used to have this each week at primary school in Croydon. Sarf London at its best

Carly Byres

February 6, 2018

Used to have this each week at primary school in Croydon. Sarf London at its best

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

February 6, 2018

Helen , how do you think I feel lol . P

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

February 6, 2018

Helen , how do you think I feel lol . P

Tracy Bushell Foot

February 6, 2018

Robert Bushell

Callie Pollard

February 6, 2018

My favourite thing ever!!! Michelle Archibald make me one pleeeeeeease!! Haha xx

Helen Brown

February 6, 2018

Pictures like this are not helping my slimming world resolve!

Rachel ‘Roo’

February 6, 2018

It’s like a secret code word – if someone knows what you are talking about, then you know that they’re from Kent or Sarf London!

Rachel ‘Roo’

February 6, 2018

It’s like a secret code word – if someone knows what you are talking about, then you know that they’re from Kent or Sarf London!

Kay Carter

February 6, 2018

Thank you. Been looking for this for a long time.

Iris Maytum

February 6, 2018

one of his favourites

Iris Maytum

February 6, 2018

one of his favourites

Martin Longton

February 6, 2018

Who’s not a fan of a firmer tart?

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

February 6, 2018

Emma it’s usually me so I’m glad it happens to others . P

Sue Roberts

February 6, 2018

This is the ultimate gorgeous yummy pud. When we had American visitors I used to serve this with quenelles of clotted cream and the guests used to dissolve into puddles of yumness.

Lowenna Moyle

February 6, 2018

Alison Mouhout Debra Moyle isnt this what you both were on about from school dinners

Sam Donaldson

February 6, 2018

Neil Carrington

Sam Nobes

February 6, 2018

And me please xxxx

Sam Nobes

February 6, 2018

And me please xxxx

Kay Maytum

February 6, 2018

Iris Maytum I know dad would like this xx

Emma Brent

February 6, 2018

Will do, I made the mice cobbler and that was a hit! Even my nine month old loves it! We’ve had it a few times now.

Karen O’hara

February 6, 2018

Loved this at school can’t beat the old school puddings

Laura Suddards

February 6, 2018

Nate Street

Dawn Baldry

February 6, 2018

Becky Garwood

Eunice Hart

February 6, 2018

Thank you for this! It was one of my favourites when I was at school

Bill Mitchell

February 6, 2018

Oh no no no no, that and pink custard, no no no :-O

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

February 6, 2018

If you do , send us a pic and let us know if he liked it . P

Caren Williamson

February 6, 2018

Love it. Scared to tell people when I make it, they go nuts for it…lol

Emma Brent

February 6, 2018

My OH has been asking me to make this for him for 13 years maybe I’ll treat him on valentines day. Lol

Carol Medcalf

February 6, 2018

ooooh, that brings back memories!

Cat Dimmu

February 6, 2018

It’s skint week… BUT… I HAVE THE INGREDIENTS IN ALREADY SO CAN MAKE THIS. Yay!

Maria Avraam

February 6, 2018

Made this in cookery class in the 70s.

Heidi Sheridan

February 6, 2018

One of my hubbys favourite

Kev Lamb

February 6, 2018

I love making this, I remember it being on my school dinner menu

Amy Crawford

February 6, 2018

Gypsy Wood. Your kinda tart?

Shell Wilkinson

February 6, 2018

Oh yummm

Gina Mapes

February 6, 2018

My favourite