Making Treacle Tart

Harry Potter fans in the US may be surprised to know that this sugar pie has been around a whole lot longer than J.K. Rowling. As I discussed last week, it’s an ancient treat older than Dumbledore…even Hogwarts I’ll venture. A good treacle tart is sweet and lemony with just a hint of ginger spice. Served in a small slice — which is all anyone needs of something so sugary — it makes a soothing treat on a cold day.


Treacle Tart Recipe

While we’re making candy in a crust, I think a little treacle tart is in order as well, don’t you? There are a lot of contemporary recipes that add things like cream and eggs, but as with the shoo-fly pie recipe below, I like the more traditional and/rustic version. You’ll need:

1 recipe savory tart crust
16 ounces (1 1/3 cups) golden syrup or light molasses
3 ounces (1 cup) fresh bread crumbs or (1/2 cup) rolled oats
zest of 1 lemon zest
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger


How to Make a Pear Tart

My, I’ve put up a lot of pictures this week, haven’t I? Normally my keyboard runneth over. This week though, I’ve posted about five separate tutorials on everything from poaching pears to almond cream to crust rolling and pre-baking. It’s taken quite a while to get here, in other words — so let’s bake us […]