Home » Traditional Treacle Tart Traditional Treacle Tart May 13, 2020This post contains affiliate links.A buttery, flaky pastry crust is filled with a sweet and gooey lemon-infused filling, this traditional Treacle Tart recipe features one of Great Britain’s most famous desserts at its best! A traditional British dessert, don’t be fooled by its simple list of ingredients and simple appearance – Treacle Tart is irresistibly delicious! What is Treacle Tart? Treacle tart is a sweet pastry consisting of a buttery shortcrust base and a gooey filling made from treacle (aka golden syrup), breadcrumbs and lemon zest.The first mention of a treacle tart recipe dates back to a 19th century cookbook by English author Mary Jewry. Since that original recipe treacle tart has commonly included the added ingredients of cream and eggs to create a softer, more luxurious filling. Treacle tart is a quintessential British teatime dessert.And for you Harry Potter fans out there, treacle tart also happens to be Harry’s favorite dessert.
My first encounter with treacle tart was an ominous one. I was a young kid in Germany watching the classic film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. You may be familiar with the scene where the thoroughly creepy Child Catcher of Vulgaria, a land where all children are banned, disguises his child cage as a candy shop on wheels and goes prancing around the village chanting, “Lollipops, chocolates, cherry pie, cream puffs, ice cream and treacle tart! All fr