My Sunday Photo 28.2.16

This Sunday may I present to you my Manchester Tart….

Manchester Tart

I’m doing a spot of recipe writing for something which I can tell you more about in April, and this is the happy and rather delicious result of one of those recipes.

My Grandma taught me how to cook, she was a school cook and a pastry chef, so this, the famous Manchester Tart was one of her favourite things to make. I followed her handwritten recipe in a rather battered handwritten book and this was the delicious outcome.

If you’ve never had Manchester Tart before, it is shortcrust pastry blind baked, smothered with a layer of raspberry jam, topped with creme patissiere and sprinkled with toasted dessicated coconut. Some recipes (some very wrong recipes IMHO) include a layer of sliced banana on top of the jam, and most use much more coconut than I did, but it’s all personal taste.

Regardless of whether you are pro or anti banana, this Manchester Tart was a fine tribute to my Grandma, and I like to think she’d be tucking into seconds right now if she were still with us.

17 responses to “My Sunday Photo 28.2.16

  1. Sounds delicious – and look forward to hearing more about the new project in April!

  2. Ooooh it looks delicious, Do share could certainly do with a slice #MySUNDAYPHOTO

  3. i like the sound of Manchester tart! #MySUNDAYPHOTO

  4. Never heard of a Machester Tart before, although it does sound similar to something my husand & his family cook which is a Queens Pudding
    Personally, I’d say leave out the banana!

  5. looks delicious! even tho i am not a banana fan so i would def. leave that out as you say:)

  6. I’d never heard of this before but it sounds so yummy

    Thank you for linking up

  7. What a delicious looking (and sounding) tart. Bananas are ALWAYS wrong, in my opinion!

  8. I’ve never had Manchester Tart – it sounds like leaving out the banana is definitely the right move though as the tart looks and sounds delicious enough without it 🙂

  9. This sounds and looks delicious – and definitely would go for the version without banana.

  10. I had never even heard of a Manchester Tart before! I would be anti-banana for sure though. I think there is something so wonderful about using the recipes that have been given to us by someone else, rather than those from a book. It looks very tasty!

  11. I use to love Manchester Tart from my school days and this looks delicious. I always wondered how it was made x

  12. I don’t think I have had Manchester Tart since being at school…This looks delicious! x

  13. oh yum! Yes, please. 🙂 xx

  14. That sounds & looks amazing. Xx

  15. I’ve not heard of a Manchester tart but it has everything in it I like … except the calories!! #MySundayPhoto

  16. Love the styling! Sounds like a nice treat and I love bananas! #MySundayPhoto

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