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Traditional English Recipe - Treacle Tart

A slice of treacle tart

Treacle tart is a traditional British dessert. It's very sickly and sweet, but moreish.

Ingredients (Serves 6)

6 oz short crust pastry (You can buy pre baked pie crusts in the UK)

For the filling

6 oz golden syrup
1 ½ oz soft white bread crumbs
1 tsp lemon juice


  1. Roll out the pastry evenly and line the flan ring.
  2. Prick the base of the pastry case.
  3. Warm the syrup in a pan.
  4. Mix in the breadcrumbs and lemon juice.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the flan case.
  6. Bake for 30 mins at 400°F.
  7. Let the tart cool before removing from flan case to allow the syrup to set.
  8. Serve hot or cold with cream or custard (clotted cream is especially yummy).


To bake: To cook in an oven.

To mix: To beat or stir food ingredients together until they are combined.

To prick : To make a single small hole or several small holes, often with a fork, eg to bake blind, first prick the pastry base with a fork.

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