Old Fashioned Treacle Tart

Old Fashioned Treacle Tart is a traditional cake that people usually eat with ice cream.  This crust-enclosed pudding is relatively rare in the United Kingdom; on the other hand, it is very well-known in America. The following recipe shows you how to prepare it in a few steps.


  • 6 oz shortcrust pastry
  • 8 oz golden syrup
  • finely grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 oz fresh breadcrumbs
  • beaten egg, to glaze
  • Roll out the pastry on a floured surface and use to line an (8 inch) fluted flan dish.
  • Reserve trimmings.
  • Chill for 30 minutes.
  • Bake blind at: 375F for 15 - 20 mins.

Meanwhile, to make the filling, warm the golden syrup in a saucepan with the lemon rind and juice. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs evenly over the base of the pastry case, then slowly pour in the syrup. Make strips from the reserved pastry trimmings and place these over the tart in a lattice pattern. Brush the ends with water to stick them to the pastry case. Glaze with a little egg. Bake in the oven at: 375°F for about 20-25 minutes until the filling is just set.



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