Harry Potter's Favorite Treacle Tart


Step 2: Treacle Filling


1 cup golden syrup
(1 Tbsp. black treacle)*
2 cups of fresh bread crumbs (about 3-4 pieces of bread cut up and then put in the food processor)
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Pinch of ginger

* Note on the black treacle: I omitted this, as it is difficult to find in the US, but the tart is tasty even without it.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Pour the golden syrup in a small mixing bowl and add the black treacle.  Place the bowl in a larger mixing bowl with shallow hot tap water for about 10 minutes.  Add the bread crumbs, lemon rind, lemon juice and ginger, and mix by hand with the small bowl remaining in the hot water bath.
You don't need to buy black treacle. Just use molasses. Same thing.
YellerKitty4 years ago
Amazon also carries Lyle's Black Treacle for $5.46 per 1 lb can, or you can substitute dark unsulphured molasses, which is pretty commonly available. I can't WAIT to try this ... sounds yummy. I'll probably up the 'pinch' of ginger to about a quarter teaspoon. Thanks so much for sharing this.
OldDogVT4 years ago
Black treacle: 1 lb can of Lyle's @ igourmet.com for $7.99, plus shipping

Why the fresh lemon juice and zest in Step 2, but that awful bottled stuff in Step 1?