A Tribute to Manchester – Manchester Tart

Manchester Tart

Just over a week ago we had a terrible reminder to appreciate every day we get to spend with our children. We were also reminded of the strength and resilience of a community when they come together.

Manchester is our home town, the place we were brought up and This is the Place we have chosen to bring up our boys. When last week’s events happened, we were so proud of how our city and nation responded and I could only think of one thing I wanted to film on The Happy Weaner and that was MANCHESTER TART!

It reflects our city beautifully.

It’s got a hard exterior with the pastry casing,

It’s sweet on the inside with the custard filling,

And with lots of different fruits in the mix it represents the wonderfully diverse and welcoming nature of our beloved city,



1 Packet of Pre-Rolled Shortcrust Pastry

3 tbs Raspberry Jam

1 Sliced Banana (optional)

3 tbs Desiccated Coconut

300ml Double Cream

500g Readymade Custard

3 tbs Toasted Desiccated Coconut

Cherries or Raspberries to Decorate


Preheat the oven to 200 C

Grease a cake tin with butter

Roll the shortcrust pastry into the tin

Line with baking paper and fill with baking beans

Prick the base with a fork and cook in the oven for 15-20mins

Remove the paper and beans and return to the oven for 5 mins or until the pastry is light brown

While the pastry is in the oven whisk the double cream into peaks and fold in the custard

Once cooled spread the jam over the base of the pastry

Layer with the sliced banana

Sprinkle with the desiccated coconut

Spoon on the custard mixture and dust with icing sugar to prevent a crust

Chill for a few hours then sprinkle over the toasted coconut and cherries


As the days turn into months and then years, we will not forget what happened in Manchester nor will we let it divide us.

#staystrongmanchester #bettertogether #cherrishfamilytime #ilovemanchester #lovewins