Sweet

Cornflake Tart

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Now I don’t know about you but I’m pretty sure I didn’t have this when I was younger, although I did have it a couple of months ago when I had a peanut butter cornflake slice. I have gone traditional with this one though and used jam but I’d be tempted to give it a go with peanut butter another time. There are a few recipes around but its quite a simple recipe, definitely not healthy though! I used this one fromΒ Tastemade.Β The instructions were very minimal but a lot of this recipe is quite common sense.

Ingredients

  • 250g plain flour
  • 125g cold butter

  • Cold water

  • Strawberry jam

  • 75g golden caster sugar

  • 75g butter

  • 75g golden syrup

  • 150g cornflakes

Start by making the pastry base. You can either rub together the butter and flour by hand, adding a little water at a time to make the dough, or do as I did and use a food processor (much easier!). Wrap the dough in clingfilm and put it into the fridge to chill for about an hour.

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Just before you are ready for filling the dish, preheat the oven to 170C.Β Choose a suitable dish, I went for a glass one, and grease it with a little butter then press down the dough and make it as even as you can. I put the dough up the sides as well but you don’t need to do this if you don’t want to. You could roll it out rather than push it down into the dish.

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Bake the pastry ‘blind’ for 20 minutes – you will need to use some greaseproof paper on top of the pastry then fill it with baking beans or rice so it weighs down the paper.

Take the pastry case out of the oven and let it cool whilst you start on the cornflake filling. Melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a pan then mix in the cornflakes, ensuring that they are all coated.

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Spread the jam over the pastry case then pour in the cornflake filling. Put it in the oven for another 15 minutes then let it cool before slicing and eating.

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This was really nice although, not surprisingly, sweet! I put my jam on a little too soon as the pastry base looked a little under-cooked at the end but it was fine, just should have been more patient! I’d definitely like to try it with peanut butter instead of jam and maybe with some custard….

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