My Treacle Tart Recipe
Maddy’s Best Ever Treacle Tart Recipe
- 340g golden syrup
- 100g fresh breadcrumbs
- 60g ground almonds
- 1 whole free range egg
- 125ml double cream
- Zest and juice of one lemon
- Sweet short crust pastry
Whizz the fresh breadcrumbs as finely as possible. I use my Thermomix - rip fresh bread into chunks, let the blades run at speed 10 and drop the torn bread onto the running blades.
In a large mixing bowl whisk the egg and cream together. Gently heat the golden syrup to make it runnier and easier to mix - do not exceed 37°C. Whisk the golden syrup, lemon juice and zest into the egg mixture, and stir in the ground almonds and breadcrumbs.
Let the mixture rest over night in the fridge.
The following day preheat the fan assisted oven to 160°C. (If the oven is too hot the tart will burn easily and stay raw inside)
Line a 10cm x 35cm x 2.5cm fluted oblong tart case with sweet pastry. Leave to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes. Whisk the treacle tart mixture and pour into the raw lined pastry case.
Carefully transfer the tart to the pre-heated oven and bake for 30 - 45 minutes. It will still have a gentle wobble in the center but will firm up once cooled.
Leave the tart to cool at room temperature.
Once cold remove the over hanging pastry with a sharp small serrated knife, then remove the tart from the case and cut it into slices. Serve with whipped Chantilly cream, mascarpone or vanilla ice cream.
Makes approximately 6 slices