Tag: shortcrust pastry

Desserts, Pies, Tarts

Treacle Tart

Treacle Tart is a British favourite, and is ideal with some nice, creamy custard.  It will go just as well with cream or ice-cream, so whichever takes one’s fancy it just fine. When I was at school it was served with custard. Although called treacle tart the main ingredient is actually golden syrup.  Those who […]


Gypsy Tart

Gypsy Tart is a dessert that used to be served, as I remember, as part of our school dinners, in the 1960s.  It seems that this tart originated in Kent, a county in the South East of England.  Consisting of only shortcrust pastry and two other ingredients it is the sort of thing that anyone […]

Desserts, Pies, Tarts

Apple Pie

I love apple pie and so I thought it was about time I made one. For the recipe I relied on the wonderful Joyofbaking website . The recipe was different from what I had thought.  In the past I have just placed the apples in the pie. For this recipe the apples are allowed to release […]


Crumbly Jam Tarts

I wanted to make some Jam Tarts, always a favourite, particularly with children.  But I was so enamoured of the pastry I made for my Cherry Bakewells, since it was crumbly and almost melt in the mouth, that I decided to use that recipe, rather than a more traditional one. Often the pastry in Jam […]

Christmas, Pies, Tarts

Mince Pies

Today I made my mince pies. You may recall that I made the mincemeat a couple of weeks ago, and stored it in sterilised jars.  The mincemeat will keep for at least 6 months in an airtight jar, and I have more than I needed for today’s recipe, so I can repeat it in the […]