Recipe – Treacle Tart

IMG_5682Just after Christmas I had a lot of bread left over so I decided to make a treacle tart which was a favorite at home when I was young but I have not tasted it in years.  I had some ready made pastry so it was an easy recipe to make.

You will need:

  • 8 oz  Short Crust Pastry
  • 10 oz  Golden Syrup or maple syrup
  • 4 oz soft white breadcrumbs
  • the grated rind and juice of  a lemon, if you have one
  • Oven 200 C  400 F  or gas mark 6

Roll out the pastry and use to line an 8 inch pie dish taking care not to stretch and break the pastry. Warm the syrup and mix with the breadcrumbs, adding the lemon juice and rind if using.IMG_5688

Allow to cool slightly before pouring into the pastry case and if you have any pastry left over use this to decorate the top.  Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes.

Be very careful taking this out of the oven and  leave to cool in the tin, the filling is very hot!  It is delicious served warm with custard or cream but also nice cold.  Either way you will need a cup of tea with this. – JAB

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