Anyone who went to school in Bedfordshire, probably elsewhere too, and had school meals will remember the infamous dessert ‘Chocolate Tart’ – we called it chocolate toothpaste.
Interestingly one of the most viewed posts on this blog is the Winnie the Pooh cookbook recipe for Chocolate Rock Cakes – 1st result on Google! So I have another recipe, it’s top secret and was acquired from my friend’s mum who was a school cook.
Chocolate Toothpaste Tart
Ingredients (for 8 portions):
A pastry case, 1.75 oz – Margarine, 3oz – Caster Sugar, 1 dstspoon cocoa powder, 1 dstspoon drinking chocolate powder, 4oz full cream powdered milk (sometimes called 5 pints), 2.5 fl oz warm water, chocolate sprinkles and squirty cream for decoration.
1: Get pastry case ready (easier to buy a pre-made one, cos I’m lazy)
2: Mix the margarine and sugar untill light and fluffy
3: Add cocoa and drinking choclate powder and mixwell
4: Add the dried milk and water alternatly and beat untill mixture resembles whiped cream
5: Pour into pasty case and leave tart to set (probably in the fridge
6: Decorate with sprinkles and cream