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Are there any 70's/80's school cooks?

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BigBraRa Tue 20-Oct-20 21:39:52

Hi, I'm wondering if anyone can help me find a recipe for a chocolate tart I used to have for school dinners.
I've been dreaming of it for years but can only find a school toothpaste tart which definitely wasn't it.
It was a plain pastry base with a smooth chocolate filling but not like a ganache.
Thank you.

MiniMoon Wed 21-Oct-20 00:17:43

You have to know where to look!
Was it this by any chance?

Chocolate Flan recipe

Ingredients & Quantities

180g of Flour
40g of Margarine
40g of Lard
Pinch of Salt
30ml of Water

1200ml of Water
90g of Sugar
90g of Cornflour
1/2tsp Vanilla Essence
110g of Dried Milk
30g of Cocoa Powder
Line a tin with the pastry, crimp the pastry edges, prick well and blind bake.
Whisk the dried milk with most of the water.
Blend the cornflour, sugar and cocoa with the remainder of the water.
Bring the milk to the boil and add the cornflour mixture, as for blancmange.
Cook for 10 minutes and pour on to the pastry case.
Decorate with piping cream or dust with icing sugar.
Notes: any flavoured cornflours could be used instead of the normal cornflour and cocoa powder.

BigBraRa Wed 21-Oct-20 11:43:37

Ooh thank you, I'll give this a try.

Flossieturner Thu 22-Oct-20 09:20:30

Our school had wonderful dinners, but that chocolate tart was the only one I hated. My favourite was the cornflake tart.

jeanrobinson Thu 22-Oct-20 10:04:12

. My school days are long ago. School dinners were wonderful for steamed pudding and custard days. Horrible for prunes and custard days. I have hated prunes ever since

Alishka Fri 23-Oct-20 00:21:56

Chocolate concrete was fab. Anyone remember that? It was usually served with a squirt of mock cream on it, which was horrid, but once you'd scraped that off, it was great to smuggle into your regulation knickers pocket to keep you going through the afternoon classes.
I liked the sago (frogspawn) and semolina puds tho. I was a strange child!