110g Oast to Host sweet shortcrust pastry
170g can evaporated milk
150g natural dark brown sugar
The story goes that a Kentish lady regularly saw undernourished homeless gypsy children playing in the fields next to her house. One day she decided to feed them but had nothing more than a pie crust, evaporated milk and brown sugar. She combined the ingredients she had to make a sweet tart and henceforth the Gypsy Tart has been a Kentish tradition, a regular on school dinner menus during the 1950s-1980s, often served with a Kentish apple.
Oast to Host won three Guild of Fine Food, Great Taste Awards last year and are now launching their special gluten-free 'Ready to Roll' pastry. For more information, and to buy Oast to Host pastry, contact Claire or Sally at www.oasttohost.com
Photographs: David Merewether
Recipes: Claire Forster and Sally Black
Recipes Type: Baking