The Manchester Tart - how a once-popular school pudding is making a comeback & how to make it

We try out the region’s famous dish for ourselves and learn more about where the recipe came from.

Manchester’s famous Manchester Tart is still a popular dessert served in bakeries around the North West.

The traditional English shortcrust pastry filled with custard and jam was a popular item on school dinner menus until the 1980s and can still be found in many bakeries in the region.

Stephen Smart, Bakery Director of Greenhalgh’s Craft Bakery said: “I think it’s probably due for a bit of another go-around in the schools.

“Get the kids eating it in the schools for a bit of dessert again!”

We visited Greenhalgh’s shop in Salford to learn more about the Manchester Tart and to have a taste for ourselves.