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Cooking time: 30 minutes

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Serves: 6

110g Oast to Host Sweet Shortcrust Pastry

170g 1 Can of Evaporated Milk

150g Natural Dark Brown Sugar

The story goes that a Kentish lady regularly saw undernourished homeless gypsy children playing in the fields next to her house. One day she decided to feed them but had nothing more than a pie crust, evaporated milk and brown sugar. She combined the ingredients she had to make a sweet tart and henceforth the Gypsy Tart has been a Kentish tradition, a regular on school dinner menus during the 1950s-1980s, often served with a Kentish apple

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