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  • Serves 10
  • 45 mins cook

Treacle tart

Treacle tart

Treacle tart, sugar recipe, brought to you by Woman's Day


Treacle tart

  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 150 g chilled, chopped butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp chilled water


  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup warmed golden syrup
  • 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup warmed treacle
  • 1 juice and finely grated zest lemon
  • cream or ice-cream, to serve


Treacle tart

  1. In a food processor, pulse flour and butter together until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. with motor running, add egg and enough water for mixture to form a ball. Flatten into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap, chill 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 200°C. Place a 22cm round flan pan with removable base onto an oven tray. Roll out dough between 2 sheets baking paper until 3-4mm thick. Line flan pan with pastry, trimming edges. Chill 15 minutes.
  3. Blind-bake pastry 15 minutes. Remove paper and weights. Bake a further 5 minutes, until golden. Cool in pan. Reduce oven to moderate, 180°C.
  4. In a large jug, whisk eggs, syrup, breadcrumbs, treacle, juice and zest together. Carefully pour into case. Bake 20-25 minutes, until firm. Cool in pan 5 minutes.


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