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This old school cornflake tart recipe will take you straight back to childhood. Flaky buttery pastry, crunchy syrupy cornflakes and sweet strawberry jam… there is honestly nothing better. Especially when you drown it in steaming vanilla custard. This “afters” as we used to call it, is close to many peope’s hearts and many of us remember being served in school. It’s guaranteed to please everyone and the smell that travels thr0ugh the house as it bakes is simply divine. It’s quick and easy to make and you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry already. Why not give it a go!
The most time consuming of this recipe is making the pastry. Shop bought pastry cases are an option, but nothing beats homemade for the best flavour and texture. Check out my tips and tricks on making perfect pastry to get superb results.
Strawberry jam is traditionally used in this recipe but any flavour jam works well. You can even mix it up and try nutella instead of jam to make a chocolate lover’s version!
Any brand of cornflakes works well. The best bit about this tart for me is the crunchy syrupy cornflakes. I could eat the entirety of this mixture straight out the bowl with a spoon. The butter, syrup, dark muscovado sugar and salt makes the most gorgeous rich caramel flavoured syrup to coat the cornflakes in. This recipe calls for golden syrup, however you can use maple syrup or honey instead.
This tart is super easy to make and tastes too good not to try. It’s crazy how good your daily cereal can be when you add a few extra ingredients!
Store for up to 5 days in an airtight container or a month in the freezer.
If you enjoyed this old school cornflake tart recipe, let me know in the comments below!
Why not try out my old school cake recipe too?