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Treacle Tart

Makes 1 tart

In the 19th Century treacle tart became a popular British dessert and has remained a family favourite over the centuries. Traditionally served warm with cream or custard, slices of treacle tart are also popular as a snack or treat to enjoy with a glass of milk or cup of hot beverage.

Free from Soya, Nuts
Vegetarian

Ingredients

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  • PASTRY
  • 100g Doves Farm Organic Plain White Flour
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar
  • 50g butter
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • butter, for tin
  • flour, for dusting
  • TREACLE FILLING
  • 2 eggs
  • 300g golden syrup
  • 125g fresh breadcrumbs

Pastry

  1. Pre-heat the oven.
  2. Rub a little butter around a 18cm/7” round, loose bottom tin.
  3. Put the flour, icing sugar and butter into a large bowl.
  4. Use a fork or pastry blender to work the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  5. Stir in the water.
  6. Using your hands gather the mix together to form a smooth ball of pastry dough.
  7. Put the dough on a floured surface, or between two pieces of parchment, and roll it into a 25cm/10” circle.
  8. Transfer the pastry to the prepared dish or simply press it into the dish using your fingers.
  9. Cut away any pastry that hangs over the edge of your dish.

Treacle Filling

  1. Break the eggs into a mixing bowl, add the syrup, and beat together well.
  2. Stir in the breadcrumbs.
  3. Tip the mixture into the prepared pastry case and bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Reduce the oven to 170°C, Fan 150°C, 325°F, Gas 3 and bake for a further 20-25 minutes. The filling may be slightly wobbly, if runny cook a further 5 minutes.
  5. Allow the tart to cool completely before turning out.

Equipment

18cm/7” round, loose bottom tin, pastry blender and mixing bowl.

Temperature

190°C, Fan 170°C, 375°F, Gas 5 for 20 minutes + 170°C, Fan 150°C, 325°F, Gas 3 for 20-25 minutes

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Ingredients

Change Quantities:
  • PASTRY
  • 100g Doves Farm Organic Plain White Flour
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar
  • 50g butter
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • butter, for tin
  • flour, for dusting
  • TREACLE FILLING
  • 2 eggs
  • 300g golden syrup
  • 125g fresh breadcrumbs

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