Custard tarts

Preparation info
  • For


    small tarts
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Oats in the North, Wheat from the South: The history of British Baking, savoury and sweet

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2020

  • About

Custard tarts have been around since the Middle Ages. The earliest recipe can be found in the first English cookbook in the English language called The Forme of Cury, dated around 1390. In the past, Custard tarts were made with sturdy pastry to withstand the heat of wood-fired ovens. The pie dough was raised by hand, just like we do with the Pork pie. Nowadays, vanilla is added to Custard tarts, but