Craving a Sweet Treat? Discover Our Scrumptious Cornflake Tart Recipe
When it comes to delightful and easy-to-make desserts, few treats can rival the timeless appeal of a cornflake tart. This popular dessert has been a beloved classic for generations, evoking cherished memories of school dinners and family gatherings.
In this article, discover tips and tricks on how to make the perfect cornflake tart with our simple recipe.
What is a cornflake tart?
Crafted with simplicity in mind, cornflake tart is a true crowd-pleaser that never fails to impress. Its combination of melt-in-the-mouth pastry, luscious jam, crunchy cornflakes and Lyle’s Golden Syrup creates a symphony of flavours and textures that will undoubtedly leave you wanting more.
Whether you’re looking for a great party treat or a delightful afternoon pick-me-up, a cornflake tart fits the bill perfectly. Plus, with its use of basic ingredients, you can easily whip up this scrumptious dessert whenever the craving strikes!
Our irresistible cornflake tart recipe
Creating your very own cornflake tart has never been easier. With our easy-to-follow recipe and these handy tips, you’ll breeze through the process.
How to master the pastry
Don’t overwork the pastry
Don’t overwork the pastry: Treat your pastry with care and avoid excessive kneading, as overworking the dough can result in a tough texture.
Keep it cool
To achieve the perfect crust, maintain a cool environment when handling the pastry. Cold hands and chilling the dough in the fridge before baking will work wonders and prevent the butter from melting.
Don’t stretch your pastry
Pastry often shrinks when it cooks, but stretching the pastry as you place it in the tin will make it shrink even more, potentially making the sides of your tart too short and resulting in leaks. Leave a little pastry overhanging when you line your tart to prevent it from shrinking excessively.
Be mindful of flour
Using too much flour when rolling out your pastry can cause it to dry out. Always brush off any excess flour before you start baking.
For even heat distribution, opt for baking/blind baking your tart on the middle shelf of the oven. This will help your pastry cook to perfection.
If you don’t have a lot of time, there’s no shame in using ready-made pastry!
Blind baking: The secret to avoiding soggy bottoms
Say farewell to soggy bottoms! Blind baking is the answer to flawlessly cooked pastry. When dealing with a wet filling, blind bake your pastry by pricking the base with a fork, then line the pastry with baking parchment and fill it with baking beans.
This simple technique ensures a crisp crust, setting the stage for your delightful cornflake tart to shine.
If you don’t have any baking beans, don’t fret! Uncooked rice works just as well.
Time for the star of the show – the filling
The best part of a cornflake tart is undoubtedly the irresistible filling that will transport you back in time with each delectable bite.
To create this heavenly filling, start by melting butter, Lyle’s Golden Syrup, brown sugar and a pinch of salt together. Once melted, add the desiccated coconut and cornflakes and mix together, be gentle with the cornflakes to retain their delightful crunch.
Now comes the exciting assembly: Spread a layer of jam across the pastry base and gently press the cornflake mixture into the pastry case, and simply pop the cornflake tart into the oven and let it bake to perfection.
Once baked, indulge in a slice and relish the nostalgic flavours that will whisk you away down memory lane.
Another cornflake recipe for you to try
As you explore the delightful world of cornflake recipes, we have another mouth-watering treat for you to try – peanut butter cornflake nests! These delectable delights are the perfect combination of a snack and a sweet treat, making them an irresistible addition to your culinary repertoire.
Don’t forget the star ingredient: Lyle’s Golden Syrup
No cornflake tart recipe is complete without Lyle’s Golden Syrup! This essential ingredient adds the trademark sweetness and caramel notes of this classic pudding.
Before you dive into creating your delectable cornflake tart, be sure to stock up on our famous Lyle’s Golden Syrup.