OH CRUMBS !: CURD TART

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This is one different of those bakes that doesn’t glance so much – indisputably no glamour proper right here – alternatively inside the eating the pudding is proved to be utterly delicious !!

The recipe became up in my email inbox as a post from Lynn Hill of the organisation up to now regularly referred to as the Clandestine Cake Club.  Being a Yorkshire lass and because of this reality all for Yorkshire curd tart, Lynn has found out a technique of constructing the tart using cottage cheese. 

I have very fond memories of Yorkshire curd tart myself.  When my mum went on her weekly bus adventure to Matlock to do the purchasing she would go back with a collection of delicious sweets from the baker’s retailer, regularly a custard tart, a vanilla slice, an iced bakewell tart with a cherry on top and, if we’ve got been very, very lucky, a Yorkshire curd tart. 
As an aside, I have to mention that Mum’s purchasing trips were not as arduous as you could possibly perhaps in the beginning assume.  She didn’t have enough palms to lift a lot of baggage of shopping for, enough for a family of four, area at the bus.  That can were impossible, even in this present day (the 1950’s and 60’s).  In fact that the butcher, baker, greengrocer and ironmonger would turn up in their van no less than once each and every week and park just about the house so that we would possibly get numerous the purchasing we might have appreciated in fact at the doorstep.  I have nice memories of the baker bringing a huge basket containing a collection of bread and cakes to the once more door for us to make a choice from.  Being only a nipper the sweets were at merely the suitable top for me to dip in and make a decision one out previous than anyone would possibly stop me!  Between the home deliveries, the village post office and the few shops inside the next village which used to be merely two stops away at the bus, we purchased each and every phase we might have appreciated to stick on without having to move very a ways the least bit and surely now not as far as Matlock!
However, my mum cherished her Saturday morning purchasing trips to buy the few problems that you just perhaps can only get in town, akin to her favourite boiled ham or cheddar cheese.  I cherished going along side her and gave the impression forward to the little cake or bun that will likely be for tea later inside the day.   A Yorkshire curd tart used to be no doubt one in all my favourites.

 

My Be-Ro book has a recipe for curd tart using curd cheese alternatively I have not at all, ever noticed it available on the market in any grocery retailer.  You can also make curd cheese yourself finally and in actual fact it might now not glance too difficult so must you google curd tart you’ll be able to in finding instructions in a lot of places.  I might try that sooner or later when I have the time alternatively in this match, I found out myself having a look at a pack of cottage cheese inside the refrigerator that used to be merely earlier it’s best previous than date.  Lynn’s recipe had became up merely a couple of days previous than that and I moreover remembered that I had a pack of ready made pastry inside the freezer, unused over Christmas.  So however another time, with all of the celebrities aligned, future looked to be telling me to make a curd tart.

 

In spite of everything, as same old, I didn’t relatively make it exactly right kind.  The pack of pastry became out to be puff pastry, which is not excellent and the cottage cheese used to be a fat loose variety which I thought in all probability would now not paintings – however it did!

 

 

As Nick tucked into his slice he gave the impression up at me with a twinkle in his eye and discussed “this one’s a keeper!”.  And he used to be utterly right kind, it used to be in reality delicious.  Very paying homage to the Yorkshire curd tarts of my formative years and indisputably one I will be able to be making another time.

 

 

 

As one different aside, I made it in my very ancient Pyrex pie dish, the only which were given right here in a collection of Pyrex bakeware that I bought after I first purchased a area of my own inside the 1970’s.  My mum made an apple pie for Sunday lunch in hers every other week.  She moreover used it for cheese pie, baked eggs and various other problems.  It’s the best dimension for a family of four and after 40 years mine is still going robust and in not unusual use.  Chances are you’ll’t acquire them any further – but even so finally in our local charity shops!  I simply in recent times bought this one for my just right buddy Susan and for merely £1 it’s an absolute bargain!  I’m certain she is going to like it.

 

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