Treacle Tart Recipe

Treacle Tart Recipes

Ingredients :


350g plain flour

75g margarine

75g white fat or lard


225g golden syrup

40g butter or margarine

40g white breadcrumbs

grated rind of 1 large lemon

25g stem ginger, finely chopped - optional

1 egg, size 3, beaten

Method :

Preheat the oven to Gas 6, 400F, 15 minutes before baking. Sift flour into a mixing bowl, then rub fat in with the fingertips until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Mix to a soft and pliable dough with 5-6 tbsp cold water. Knead the pastry on a lightly floured surface until it is smooth and free from cracks.

Roll out to 6mm thick and use to line a 23cm pie plate. Prick base lightly with a fork. Roll out trimmings and cut out eight 6mm wide strips with a pastry wheel, and with a 1.25cm pastry cutter stamp out approx 45 rounds. Chill pastry lined plate white preparing filling.

Melt syrup and butter or margarine in a small pan. Stir in breadcrumbs, lemon rind and stem ginger (if using). Draw off heat, cool slightly then mix in the beaten egg. Spoon the treacle filling into the center of the pastry lined plate, allowing the filling to come to within 2.5cm of the edge of the plate. Dampen edges with a little water then arrange pastry strips across the tart to give a lattice effect as illustrated.

Dampen the little pastry rounds with a little water and fix into position round edge of pastry, as illustrated. Knock edges together with a round bladed knife. If you like, brush the pasty with a little beaten egg to glaze.

Bake in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown and cooked. Serve warm with custard or cream. As an alternative to ginger, try 1 tsp ground cinnamon or mixed spice. For added crunch add 50g toasted chopped almonds to the filling before cooking.

Can you remember the gooey treacle tart that your grandma used to make ? Well, we'll bring these memories flooding back with this super easy recipe - you will just love it ! To make it extra special we have added a hint of ginger.

Serves 8

If you like the above recipe

Subscribe to our newsletter.

You can purchase the above ingredients here

Find us on Facebook - DessertsRecipes

More Tarts Recipes

Copyright Desserts-Recipes All rights Reserved. Sitemap

Contact Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy