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Friday, 18 January 2008

Treacle Tart

Slice of Treacle Tart

As you gather my family adore traditional puddings/desserts, I must be in my tart mode at the moment *giggle*. Treacle Tart is a simple but wonderful pudding for those winter days when you feel you need something to comfort and warm you. This tart can be served hot or cold and my family enjoy lashings of custard served with it.

Serves 6 –8

Treacle Tart

I sweet shortcrust pastry case, (from the scraps of pastry make strips of pastry for a lattice top)
For The Filling
6 tbsp golden syrup
175ml (6 fl oz) double cream
2 eggs, lightly beaten
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
55g (2 oz) ground almonds
125g (4½ oz) breadcrumbs – made from day old white bread, crusts removed
A little egg wash of 1 egg yolk and a little milk to glaze the pastry strips

You will need a 23cm (9 in) fluted bottomed flan tin, greased with butter. Non-stick baking paper and baking beans, baking tray.


Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/400°F/Gas mark 6.

* For the sweet shortcrust pastry case follow instructions from my Trio Tart of Pears, Chocolate & Cinnamon. *

In a saucepan add the golden syrup and heat gently on the stove. In a large mixing bowl add the cream and beaten eggs and mix together. Now, add the lemon zest and juice followed by the warm golden syrup, mixing well in. Lastly add the breadcrumbs and ground almonds to the mixture and combine all the ingredients well together with a large metal spoon. Pour the mixture into the pre-baked sweet shortcrust pastry case.

With your chilled strips of pastry lay across the top of the tart, you can twist the strips or leave them straight making sure they are sealed each ends to the pastry case. Brush the lattice pastry strips with a little egg wash.

Place the tart into the oven on a baking tray and bake for about 25 – 30 minutes or until golden in colour.

Serve with custard, ice cream or crème fraiche


Happy cook said...

Rosi they are just delicious.
Another one of youir creations that I have to make.
I am going to make your banana butterscothc cake tommorow ( i have bought and kept all the indridients, i am using chocolate pieces and walnuts)
I will take it to my in laws place for sunday coffee.
In your recipe there is not butter,
so the cake is made without butter ?

Rosie said...

Hi Happy, the banana butterscotch loaf is really delicious one of my favs to be honest lol! What an honour and complement for me :D I look forward to hearing all about it :D

The loaf cake doesn't have butter, it's more like a genoese sponge that relies on the eggs and sugar being beaten until it forms a trail when you lift up the mixer beaters, hope this helps and I'm making sense?!

Rosie x

nicisme said...

Oh Rosie - this is one of my all time favourites! I really love all of your sweet treets but this one reigns supreme!!

Coffee & Vanilla said...


Very interesting recipe!
I must try this one... added to bookmarks :)

Have a good day and looking forward your entry for the Wholesome Lunchbox event...


Donna said...

I really wish I could cook like you do!!! lol Pop Tarts are my speciality! lol
Have a good day sweetie!

Jerri said...

never had anything like this, but it sounds very good!

Rosie said...

Hi nicisme, Treacle Tart has been around for such a long time and one of my favs too :D

Hi Margot, I hope you enjoy this recipe and I’m looking forward to coming up to something for the Wholesome Lunchbox event :D

Hi Donna, ahhh so sweet of you but I know you’re an accomplished cook/baker too :D Have a great weekend sweetie!

Hi Jerri, I hope you’ll try this one it’s a lovely traditional tart :D

Thank you all for your very kind comments and for calling by too :D

Rosie x

Happy cook said...

Rosie thankx for the tip. I am going to make them now.

Antonia said...

One of my absolute favourites, treacle tart. Your tart looks wonderful. I haven't made my version of this for quite a while - your post has made me think about it so I may just have to make it one day soon!

Rosie said...

Hi Happy, I know your loaf cake will be amazing like all your bakes :D Enjoy....

Hi Antonia, ooooh i can't wait to view your version of this tart. It's great to pick tips to make little twists to traditional bakes :D

Thanks for calling by and as always your kind comments :D

Rosie x

Pixie said...

Rosie, your cakes look all so very delicious. You really ought to be selling them! I've never tried a treacle tart and it sounds like such a lovely simple recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Rosie said...

Hi Pixie, thank you what a wonderful comment! I have so much fun baking for family & friends and haven't considered selling my cakes as yet but who knows what lies ahead?!

Treacle tart is one of those flexible bakes how you eat or serve it - great for a stand by and hope you try it out sometime :D

Rosie x

Maria said...

Rosie this Treacle tart is right up my street! Wow it looks so delish, great job!


Rosie said...

Hi maria, it's great to *see* you back again :D

I'm sure you're boys would really enjoy this tart.

Thanks for your kind comment :D

Rosie x