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Lemon and Treacle Tart

September 5, 2017

Summer time treacle tart with lemon and ginger 


Treacle tart is a bit of a British classic but has a reputation for being a little heavy, this recipe has a wonderful lightness to it as I add in plenty of lemon and ginger to give it a freshness and balance after using all that golden syrup.I love to serve this dessert at room temperature with a little clotted cream or ice cold real vanilla ice-cream. This recipe will keep for a good few days in the fridge as well as freezing, so there’s no excuse to make a big one !!!!



makes a 40cm x 80cm x 3cm deep 


For the pastry Pastry 




150g plain flour 

75g butter

3/4 tbsp cold water to bind the pastry together 


For the filling 

1kg golden syrup
4 medium eggs
300g whole meal bread crumbs 

100g porridge oats 

2 lemons zest and juice
1/2 tsp ground ginger

Here’s how

Make the pastry by placing the flour and butter into a mixing bowl, using your finger tips rub the butter and flour together to create a bread crumb type texture 

pour in a little cold water an