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Lemon and Treacle Tart

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