BBC navigation

BBC

Classic treacle tart

Ingredients

For the pastry
  • 225g/8oz plain white flour

  • 150g/5oz unsalted butter, chilled, cut into cubes

  • 1 free-range egg yolk

  • 1 tbsp caster sugar

  • 2 tbsp cold water (add more or less as required)

For the filling

Preparation method

  1. For the pastry, place the flour and butter into a food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

  2. Add the egg yolk, sugar and about two tablespoons of cold water and pulse until a firm dough is formed.

  3. Remove from the processor and place onto a lightly floured surface. Knead lightly, then wrap in cling film and transfer to the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.

  4. Preheat the oven to 180C/355F/Gas 4.

  5. Remove and unwrap the pastry and roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface. Line a 25cm/10in shallow, fluted loose-based flan tin. Press the pastry into the sides and prick the base all over with a fork. (Save any spare pastry for decoration.)

  6. For the filling, gently heat the golden syrup in a pan until melted down and runny. Remove from the heat and mix with the breadcrumbs and lemon zest.

  7. Add the eggs and stir well.

  8. Pour the treacle mixture into the pastry case. Use any spare pastry to decorate the top with lattice strips. Transfer to the oven to bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the filling is lightly set and golden. Allow to cool slightly before removing from the flan ring and serving.

Quick recipe finder

Type the ingredients you want to use, then click Go. For better results you can use quotation marks around phrases (e.g. "chicken breast"). Alternatively you can search by chef, programme, cuisine, diet, or dish (e.g. Lasagne).

Advanced search options

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss