Tomorrow, the first in a new series of tv programmmes, starring Delia Smith, will be aired. How to Cheat at Cooking is Delia's first book for five years and I am sure it will be well worth the wait!
These are recipes for when you don't have much time on your hands.
I thought, well if it's good enough for Delia, it is good enough for me!
Banana and Custard Tart
1 pack chilled ready rolled shortcrust pastry
1 tub fresh custard
juice of half lemon
Heat the oven to 180c.
Brush a loose bottom flan tin with a little melted butter. Carefully unroll the pastry and lay over the flan tin. It if breaks up, don't worry, just gather it together and roll out until it is a little larger than the tin. Fit the pastry carefully into the edges and cut off any excess.
Cut a circle of greasepoof paper, again a little bigger than the flan tin, place on top of the pastry and weigh down with ceramic baking beans. Bake blind for 10 minutes. Turn the oven down to 160c. Remove the beans and paper, then bake again for another 10 minutes. Remove the pastry from the oven and allow to cool.
Pour half of the custard into the pastry case and smooth over the base. Slice the bananas and toss in a little lemon juice. Cover the custard layer with the sliced bananas and top with the rest of the custard. Drizzle with a little maple syrup. Place back in the oven for another 40-45 minutes. If it looks like it is starting to brown, then cover with foil.
Remove the tart from the oven and leave to cool. The custard will firm up as it cools.
Dust with icing sugar.