If you are a big fan of Harry Potter, then you must be knowing that treacle tart is his favorite dessert. It is basically a part of English cuisine, and is very famous in UK and other European countries. Treacle tart has a filling of fruit, and is made from golden syrup which is a by-product obtained during sugar refining. Lemon zest, eggs, cream and butter are the other ingredients. Given below is an easy recipe for you. So grab a pen and paper and get started.
Recipe for Treacle Tart
- Golden syrup - 16 ounces
- White breadcrumbs - 3 ounces
- Butter (melted) - 2 ounces
- Ground ginger - ½ teaspoon
- Egg yolks - 3 large
- Double cream - 3 fluid ounces
- Black treacle - ½ teaspoon
- Unsalted butter (softened to room temperature) - ½ cup
- Caster sugar - 6 tablespoons
- Large egg - 1
- Plain flour - 1 cup
- Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
First, combine sugar and butter in a food processor and blend them until they are just combined. Then, add egg to this mixture and blend for 30 seconds. Add flour to this mixture and whiz to form a dough. Make sure you do not whiz for a long time, else the dough will become too tough. You can add a little cold water, if you feel the dough is too dry. Knead the dough properly and prepare flat disc like shape on a floured surface. Wrap this dough in a plastic wrap and refrigerate it for half an hour. Your pastry for the treacle tart is ready.
Now, remove the pastry from the refrigerator and roll it out on a flat surface which is lightly floured. Let the thickness of the rolled out pastry be at least 3mm. Place this rolled out pastry on a round and shallow tart tin. While lining the pastry on the tart tin, leave a bit excess pastry around the edges. Place the tart tin in the refrigerator for half an hour, and leave it to set.
Then, preheat the oven to 374 degree Fahrenheit. Take the pastry case, and line it with baking paper. Bake it in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove it from the oven and cut off the excess pastry and level it with the rim of the tart tin. Then, lower the temperature of the oven to 284 degree Fahrenheit.
To prepare the filling, pour water in a pot and bring it to boil. Remove the pot from heat and place the golden syrup bottle in this hot water for few minutes. Meanwhile, take a large bowl and combine lemon zest, ground ginger and breadcrumbs in it. Mix the ingredients, and make a well at the center of the mixture. Then, pour in the warm golden syrup, butter, egg yolks, treacle, lemon juice and cream, in the well. Combine all the ingredients properly and pour this filling on the pastry case. Bake this assembly in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. Leave the treacle tart to cool and serve it with cream.
So, what are you waiting for? Rush to your kitchen, prepare this yummy treacle tart, and boast to your friends that you can prepare Harry Potter's favorite dessert. Happy Cooking!