Treacle Tart

Treacle Tart

A winter desserttt hat is great with ice cream or custard.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 3520kcal



    For the pastry:

    • 8 oz plain flour plus extra for dusting
    • 4 oz butter , chilled, diced
    • 1 egg lightly beaten

    For the filling:

    • 1 lb golden syrup
    • 3 oz breadcrumbs fresh
    • ground ginger generous pinch
    • 1 lemon zest, finely grated and 2 tbsp of the juice



    • In a bowl, rub the butter into the flour with your fingers until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
    • Mix in the egg with a knife, then knead on a clean, lightly dusted work surface to form a smooth dough.
    • Use the dough to line a 23cm/9in loose-bottomed tart tin, prick the base all over with a fork and leave to rest in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
    • Preheat the oven to 190C/375F degrees.
    • Line the pastry with parchment paper and weigh down. Bake the pastry for 10-15 minutes, remove the paper and return the pastry case to the oven for a few minutes more, until light golden-brown.
    • For the filling, mix together the filling ingredients in a bowl and pour into the pastry case. Return to the oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes. Serve hot or cold with clotted cream or double cream.


    Serving: 1g | Calories: 3520kcal | Carbohydrates: 604g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 103g | Saturated Fat: 61g | Cholesterol: 407mg | Sodium: 1501mg | Potassium: 619mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 368g | Vitamin A: 3071IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 270mg | Iron: 16mg
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    Author: Tamzin

    Food activist and childhood nutrition advocate Tamzin Cochrane helps the busiest of people to cook up something healthy and delicious, even after a long day. She also helps companies and schools educate around—and create a culture and environment that truly supports healthy eating. Decades in the foodservice and hospitality industry have given Tamzin a well-rounded perspective on mealtime. She is passionate about bringing back the lost art of families and friends cooking together, and she loves seeing people enjoy the amazing tastes and textures of their communal effort. Inspiring children to cook and expand there horizons on food is very important. She shares this message through virtual coaching and video courses, by speaking at corporations, schools, and events, and through her recently-released video courses. Tamzin is found most often at The Pinny and Trowel Cooking School, which she opened in early 2020, it is located in Austin TX. Tamzin was born in England, grew up in Scotland, and now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband (who incidentally, is Scottish but grew up in England) and their children.

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