There’s a guy at work. Our IT guy. I made Custard Tarts once, and brought them into work. They were a big hit. They now are my go-to thing to make for bribery.
Last week however, he fixed one of my IT related problems, before I even nagged him the second time (and before he got the email where I said there might be custard tarts in it for him), so perhaps a reward was needed….
He also has a bad sense of humour.
These were his idea, as he loves bakewell tarts, and custard tarts, so thought I should combine the two (he also suggested a layer of marzipan… I passed on that one). The bad sense of humour relates to his name for them… Custard tarts like Bob Marley might have made… because they have jam-in.
I altered the original recipe slightly to make these general Reggae Custard Tarts as I had a spare evening, and to stop him from asking every morning….
They seem a little similar to that crazy looking technical challenge in the bake off, The Queen of Puddings, involving custard and jam. However, custard + jam + meringue, sounds a little ick, hopefully jam + custard + pastry = Tasty.
I made the pastry as described before, but added a layer of raspberry jam, same as for the Bakewells.
(I went a bit rustic with the pastry)
Then made the custard, as previously described, and topped off the jam layer with this:
…and a sprinkle of freshly grated nutmeg:
Baked for 20-25 minutes…
They are pretty tasty actually. Love Pastry. Love Custard. Love Jam. Thankfully they go together well!
……………………and this is the last entry for the Blog challenge! I haven’t had much chance to make things this time around, we have had a busy and stressful few weeks. But I plan to keep making things from the books and challenge myself so watch this space!