Oldbury Tarts

Oldbury Tarts

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Calories: 2986


  • 1 lb plain flour All purpose
  • 4 oz lard
  • 4 oz butter
  • 5 floz boiling water
  • 1 1/2 lb gooseberries
  • 4 dessertspoons Demerara raw sugar
  • egg to glaze


  • Sieve the flour into a bowl and make a well in the centre.
  • Cut the lard and the butter into pieces and put into the well.
  • Pour the boiling water over the fat and stir until it melts, mixing in the flour to make a soft paste.
  • Roll out two-thirds of the pastry and cut 15 cm (6 in) rounds.
  • From the remaining third cut an equal number of smaller circles.
  • Put the gooseberries together with a dessertspoon of brown sugar into the centre of each large round.
  • Cover with the smaller round, turn up the edges and pinch together to form a fluted rim.
  • Glaze and bake at 230°C, 450°F, mark 8 for 10 minutes, then in a moderate oven (180°C, 350°F, mark 4) for a further 20 minutes.
  • Make sure the edges are well sealed or the sugar will leak out and burn.
Calories: 2986 kcal
Carbohydrates: 470 g
Protein: 57 g
Fat: 101g
Saturated Fat: 59 g
Trans Fat: 4 g
Cholesterol: 244 mg
Sodium: 853 mg
Potassium: 2102 mg
Fiber: 46 g
Sugar: 50 g
Vitamin A: 10498 IU
Vitamin C: 229 mg
Calcium: 533 mg
Iron: 24 mg
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