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This recipe is classed as intermediate

Rating 3.48 / 5 (156 votes)

Prep time:
30 min
Cook time:
1 hr 15 min

James Martin's treacle tart is wonderfully sticky and moreish - great for feeding a crowd


1. Preheat the oven to 150°C/gas 2. Butter a 35cm quiche dish.

2. Roll out the pastry on a floured surface. Using the dish as a template, cut out a disc of pastry. Place the disc in the bottom of the dish and prick with a fork.

3. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden. Remove from the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 140°C/gas 1.

4. Pour the golden syrup into a microwave-proof bowl. Microwave for about 30 seconds until warm.

5. In a bowl, mix together the lemon zest and juice, and the warmed golden syrup. Stir in the eggs and the breadcrumbs, mixing well.

6. Spoon the mixture into the dish. Bake for 50-60 minutes.

7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool a little.

8. Serve warm with clotted cream.

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Latest Comment


Agree with Linder1 - perhaps just a bad wording of the recipe. I will buy extra shortcrust just in case

CarolineH37135 CarolineH37135  Posted 27 Apr 2013 2:09 PM

I used half the amounts and smaller tin....it was fab!

chriscolb chriscolb  Posted 13 Feb 2010 3:45 PM

Why does the recipe say to just place a disc of pastry in the bottom of the tin when quite clearly there is pastry around the sides? I watched James make this and am sure he lined the dish completely with pastry. Also, 35cmm dish, in old measurments that's nearly 14 inches, never seen one that big???

Linder1 Linder1  Posted 27 May 2008 3:35 PM