Saturday, May 18, 2024

Retro Faculty Dinners Recipes – Lavender and Lovage


July within the UK has been a WASH OUT! Moist and windy with storms, so immediately I’m sharing some comforting Retro Faculty Dinners Recipes.

School Jam Tart
Faculty Jam Tart

Consolation meals from the Faculty Canteen

School Dinners

July within the UK has been a WASH OUT! Moist and windy with storms, so immediately I’m sharing some comforting Retro Faculty Dinners Recipes.

From hearty puddings to pies and flans, I hope you will see that some inspiration within the following recipes I’m sharing.

And, please DO pop again afterward, as I’ve THREE extra Faculty Dinner’s Recipes to share with you……Chocolate Concrete with Pink Custard, Faculty Dinner Cheese Flan and Butterscotch (Gypsy) Tart.

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Retro Faculty Dinners Recipes

My recipe for Faculty Chocolate Sponge & Chocolate Custard is an actual blast from the previous! It’s my model of a favorite faculty dinner’s pudding.

Large squares of chocolate sponge cake, at all times baked in a giant roasting tin, had been served with lashings of chocolate custard.

It was the most effective pudding ever on a moist, windy or chilly faculty day, and the parts had been at all times very beneficiant too.

School Chocolate Sponge & Chocolate Custard

Right now’s Retro recipe for Faculty Jam Tart is a large hit with all of the household. Keep in mind these giant jam tarts the college cooks use to make?

You’d be served a big slice of Faculty Jam Tart, simply heat from the oven, doused in scorching custard. And, there was one thing very comforting concerning the heat jam tart when eaten with custard.

I suppose on paper it shouldn’t work – I imply who eats a jam tart with custard? But it surely was totally delectable and an actual favorite of mine after I had faculty dinners.

School Jam Tart and Custard

Anybody keep in mind this recipe from faculty? Retro Faculty Dinners Iced Tray Bake Cake was my favorite “after’s” or pudding as we used to name dessert.

Usually served with the ever-present pink custard, I most popular mine with out custard, because it was the buttercream icing I beloved, together with the “a whole lot and hundreds”, often known as sprinkles these days.

This tray bake “slab” cake is simple to make and even simpler to eat, and makes a really beneficiant 15 squares of cake, though I keep in mind our college dinner women and cooks serving up big slabs of this cake from enormous trays of 24 parts or extra

This can be a REAL blast from the previous, Jam & Coconut Sponge with Pink Custard was one among my favorite faculty dinner “afters” as we used to name pudding.

And, my recipe shares a secret, for the pink custard, and the way a good friend who was a faculty prepare dinner used to make it. Suffice to say it’s not simply regular custard with pink colouring, which gained’t provide you with that college dinners pink custard flavour.

The recipe that she shared for REAL faculty dinner’s pink custard was made with a packet of strawberry blancmange!

I’m positive that they used tubs of the stuff and never only a sachet, as I did, however nonetheless, that’s the key for the type of pink custard I used to get pleasure from at college.

This recipe for Simple Cornflake Tart is a blast from the previous, as I used to like this after I was at college as a part of faculty dinners “afters”.

My recipe is really easy because it makes use of ready-made shortcrust pastry, though you should use home made pastry too. It makes use of easy retailer cabinet substances akin to cornflakes, golden syrup, jam and sugar.

Serve the tart with custard for that very nostalgic style of faculty dinners, both heat or chilly.

substances from the freezer in addition to the shop cabinet. Primarily based on a pie I used to get pleasure from for varsity dinners, rather than braised beef and onions, I’ve used sausages with fried onions.

The pie is made in a sq. deep baking tin, I used a sq. cake tin with nice outcomes, similar to a faculty dinner pie and makes use of ready-made puff pastry.

This pie is fabulous when served heat, with mashed potatoes and peas or baked beans, in addition to being simply as scrumptious when its chilly, served with salad, pickles, and chutney.

Sausage and Onion Puff Pastry Pie

My recipe for Egg & Bacon Flan is a household favorite. It’s a easy recipe that makes use of solely 2 giant eggs, 1/4 pint of milk (150ml), about 8 rashers of streaky bacon and 6 ounces (175g) of shortcrust pastry.

It’s my grandmother’s recipe, and my mum used to make it too. It’s NOT a quiche, a tart or a pie, however very a lot an old style flan! It’s good for exhausting instances, because it makes use of only a few substances, and in contrast to a quiche, there isn’t a cheese in it. or onions for that matter.

However, what it lacks in a protracted checklist of pricey substances is greater than made up for in style. It’s fairly merely completely scrumptious. Serve it heat with child salad potatoes or chilly with a salad, and don’t neglect the pickles or chutney.

Egg & Bacon Flan

My newest recipe for Deep Dish Cheese & Tomato Flan was made for a summer season’s night Sunday Tea Tray supper.

Made in an rectangular deep dish, like a faculty dinner flan, it yields numerous tacky egg custard filling, with candy seasonal tomatoes, and never an excessive amount of pastry.

You possibly can additionally use a deep, spherical pie dish too – it’s simply that I had an rectangular pyrex dish at hand, and I truly want sq. items of flan too!

I’m very eager on a great old style English flan. Why not a quiche chances are you’ll ask? Having lived in France for a few years, I see a quiche as being simply eggs with lardons.

Deep Dish Cheese & Tomato Flan

This hearty retailer cabinet recipe is made with simply accessible pantry substances, akin to tinned corned beef, tinned baked beans, onions, potatoes and BBQ sauce.

It’s a superb recipe that I used to make for my daughter when she was little, and she or he beloved it. Topped with a tacky mashed potato, serve this pie with steamed greens akin to Savoy cabbage within the winter, or a crunchy salad in the summertime.

If you wish to overload on the carbs then serve this with crusty bread for saucy dipping! Low-cost, cheerful and thrifty, however an actual household favorite.

Cowboy Pie

Extra Faculty Dinners Recipes Coming Quickly……

  • Chocolate Concrete with Pink Custard
  • Faculty Dinner Cheese Flan (Served with Chips and Beans)
  • Butterscotch Tart (Gypsy Tart) with Custard
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