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Cornflake Tart

Published Saturday, 30 April, 2011 By

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  • Pastry
  • 250g plain flour
  • 125g butter or margarine
  • Cold water
  • Red seedless jam
  • Cornflake topping
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 125g butter
  • 220g cornflakes
  • 125g golden syrup


Pre heat oven to 200c gas 6

1. Put flour and fat into a large bowl and rub in the fat until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Using a round bladed knife stir in the cold water a little at a time until the mixture begins to come together. Use your hands to make a ball of pastry. Wrap the pastry in cling film and rest for half an hour or so in the fridge. (if this is too much trouble then buy the pastry no one will ever know!)

2. Roll out the pastry, line a tin 14" by 8"€ and bake blind for 15 minutes. Prod with a fork or fill with baking beans. Allow to cool.

3. Turn the oven down to 170c gas 4

4. Once cool spread the pastry case with the jam of your choice. For both looks and ease of eating i suggest something red and seedless but the choice is yours.

5. Put the sugar, syrup and butter in a large pan and heat gently until the butter has melted. Give the mixture a stir and add in the cornflakes a few handfuls at a time until either the cornflakes are all added or the toffee mixture is all used up. Mix well to make sure each cornflake is sticky. I generally test this by having a quick spoonful but be careful as hot sugar burns!

6. Place the cornflake mix into the jammy tart case and press down well with the back of a spoon to compress and smooth the surface. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Take out and cool. When absolutely cold use a serrated knife to cut into squares.



  • Thought i would make it for my son, so he could try out an old favourite from school days. His response was mum i wish i was at your school. Lol

    Sunday, 19 October, 2014
    By Loletta
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  • Oh looks really yummy , looking soooo forward to making this tasty desert tomorrow hope it turns out brill. Really missed it back in school time would be happy in all time to eat again!!!!!

    Saturday, 5 July, 2014
    By Rachel
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  • My son was desperate for me to make this and believe me. . It didn't last long at all. Good job i made 2!!!!

    Sunday, 6 April, 2014
    By Bev
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  • Going to attempt these now, been going on about them for weeks and couldnt remember there name lol hope these go well. Would like to have the memories of school coming back.
    Thankyou lauren

    Wednesday, 5 February, 2014
    By Shannon
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  • Uhhh who would make such a thing

    Monday, 23 December, 2013
    By Ellie
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  • Tasty

    Monday, 18 November, 2013
    By Lala
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  • This is a fab recipe, very nice :)

    Monday, 7 October, 2013
    By Libby
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  • Fantastic ;)

    Thursday, 22 August, 2013
    By Gill
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  • Made it again and tastes much better glad i made it
    tasty! :)

    Thursday, 22 August, 2013
    By Francine
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  • It's a bit too sweet and the patry was not cooked any reason?
    Because it was terrible! :(

    Friday, 26 July, 2013
    By Francine
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  • Tasty!

    Friday, 26 July, 2013
    By Gill
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  • I make this often and to make small use jam tart tin

    Thursday, 25 July, 2013
    By Gill
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  • Just putting them in the oven....... Hope they r gonna taste amazing......Thanks for the recipe xxx

    Monday, 3 June, 2013
    By Amelia
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  • Thanks! I'll be using this recipe for a school project! *brohoof!* /)

    Sunday, 7 April, 2013
    By Pinkie pie
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  • Your recipe was easy to follow however it was really sweet but thanks anyway xx

    Sunday, 10 February, 2013
    By Sunii
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  • Really good recipie x

    Sunday, 23 September, 2012
    By Emma
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  • Crackin recipe lauren , years since i had cornflake cake , made a batch for me & the family ,, but i aint sharing now :)

    Thursday, 20 September, 2012
    By Aaron
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  • Thankyou so much ,they say the way to a mans heart is through his stomache my son and boyfriend have fond memories of cornflake cake at school.

    Monday, 26 March, 2012
    By Sharon
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  • That's fine hope they taste fine.

    Thursday, 9 June, 2011
    By Lauren
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  • Just making them for the kids, now i have got the recipe eventually, let's see how my baking skills are.

    Monday, 23 May, 2011
    By Teko
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  • I remember having this at school! :-) just made a batch... Soooo tasty lauren! Thanks hun great recipe.

    Friday, 6 May, 2011
    By Jessica
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