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MANCHESTER TART

Debbie Major scours the British recipe archives on the lookout for traditional recipes that are ripe for revival – and a place on our plates. First up, a sweet northern favourite that might take you straight back to your schooldays

THE HISTORY BIT

If you went to school before the mid-1980s you may already be familiar with Manchester tart. It’s essentially a pastry case filled with jam and quivering custard, then sprinkled with coconut.

And if you’re lucky, you might find a glacé cherry on top. There are regional variations and if you’re eating it in Manchester or Liverpool you might find a layer of sliced bananas hidden beneath the custard.

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Happiness is… the keep-you-warm February issue of delicious. magazine: try Dan Doherty’s home cooking (spicy beef stew with cheddar scone topping, mmm), childhood favourites reinvented by Georgina Hayden and a Chinese New Year feast from Ching-He Huang. Share the love with our Valentine’s Day ideas and spice up your life with Judy Joo’s KFC (Korean Fried Chicken, that is) and Chetna Makan’s healthy Indian suppers. Our expert cooks’ tips will have you cooking like a pro, ready to tackle an Italian-style pork roast, foolproof cheese soufflé or Richard Bertinet’s flaky kouign amann. It’s easy when we show you how.