Simple treacle tart

Simple treacle tart


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About this recipe: A classic treacle tart recipe.


Serves: 6 

  • 350g (12 oz) shortcrust pastry
  • 135g (9 tbsp) golden syrup
  • 125g (9 tbsp) fresh white breadcrumbs
  • grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 tsp water)

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

  1. Roll out two thirds of the pastry and use to line a 25cm (10 in) flan tin.
  2. Warm the syrup over a gentle heat and add the breadcrumbs, grated lemon rind and 1 tbsp of the juice, and the ginger. Pour into the pastry case.
  3. Roll out the remaining pastry case and cut into strips; use these to create a lattice design on the top of the tart.
  4. Decorate the sides of the tart with a fork, being sure to press the ends of the lattice well in. Brush the pastry with the egg wash and bake in the oven at 190 C / Gas 5 for 25-30 minutes until the pastry is crisp and golden.

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Reviews (2)


I found this was better using stale breadcrumbs as they absorbed more liquid which ment more filling could fit into the tart case which obviously ment more flavour - 17 Feb 2014


Nice but needed 200ml syrup for the amount of breadcrumbs. - 07 Feb 2016

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