Treacle tart

Treacle tart is a traditional British dessert. The earliest known recipe for the dessert is from English author Mary Jewry in her cookbooks from the late 19th century.[1]

Treacle tart
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CourseDessert
Place of originUnited Kingdom
Serving temperatureHot or warm
Main ingredientsShortcrust pastry, golden syrup, breadcrumbs, lemon juice

DessertsEdit

 
Treacle tart served with clotted cream

It is prepared using shortcrust pastry, with a thick filling made of golden syrup (also known as light treacle), breadcrumbs, and lemon juice or zest. The tart is normally served hot or warm with a scoop of clotted cream, ordinary cream, ice cream, or custard. Some modern recipes add cream, eggs, or both in order to create a softer filling.

Treacle bread[2] is a homemade bread popular in Ireland and is similar to soda bread but with the addition of treacle.

In popular cultureEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jewry, Mary (1899). Warne's Model Cookery: With Complete Instructions in Household Management and Receipts. London: F. Warne. p. 578.
  2. ^ "Treacle Bread with Sultanas Recipe | Odlums". Odlums. Retrieved 2017-12-18.
  3. ^ "Treacle Tart is Cockney Rhyming Slang for Sweetheart!". Cockneyrhymingslang.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-12-18.
  4. ^ "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 February 2018
  5. ^ "Food in books: the treacle tart in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 February 2018
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2012-11-28.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Caitlin Moran on TV: Downton Abbey is all over the 1920s". The Times. Retrieved 28 June 2022.

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