Treacle Tart


  • 100g Doves Farm Organic Plain White Flour
  • 50g butter
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • flour for dusting
  • 1 lemon
  • 300g golden syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 125g fresh breadcrumbs (check ingredients for allergen status)



  1. Rub a little butter around a 20cm/8”round, loose bottom tin.
  2. Put the flour and butter into a large bowl.
  3. Use a fork or pastry blender to work the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Stir in the water.
  5. Using your hands gather the mix together to form a smooth ball of pastry dough.
  6. Put the dough on a floured surface, or between two pieces of cling film, and roll it into a 25cm/10” circle.
  7. Transfer the pastry to the prepared dish or simply press it into the dish using your fingers.
  8. Cut away any pastry that hangs over the edge of your dish.


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