harry potter treacle tart Recipe

harry potter treacle tart

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Makes ~14 mini Treacle Tarts:
For the pastry
  • 1/6 cup chilled butter, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup + 1/8 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp chilled water
  • 1 tbsp chilled vodka
For the filling
  • 1/3 cup pancake syrup
  • 3/4 tbsp butter
  • 1/6 cup heavy whipping cream

How to make harry potter treacle tart

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This is a great recipe for Harry Potter parties! For those of you who read Harry Potter, you know that one of his favorite things during all the Hogwarts festivals of food is the infamous treacle tart! Whatever Harry Potter likes, I like too, and you like too, right? haha. Just kidding! Or maybe not...

Anyway, I took this recipe from Imaginelicious (http://www.imagelicious.com/blog/post/harry-potters-favourite-treacle-tart). Actually, when this particular batch was made, I had modified the recipe to add in lemon juice, a bit of ginger, and of course, BREAD CRUMBS. After extreme wiki-ing, I realized that bread crumbs were the main ingredient in Treacle Tart. Unfortunately however, I lost my notes on the modified recipe. Anyway, I tried the recipe that Imaginelicious provides, and my boyfriend was actually a bigger fan of this recipe then my modified one. Boohoo.

Anyway, since the movie just came out to public today, I thought to myself, "What a perfect time to post this!" Yes, I have been waiting awhile to share this recipe. I loved it.

Here's an advice: do not substitute the vodka with rum, or anything that has the same alcohol content as vodka; it doesn't work. Trust me, I tried. It was a failure.

As you can see, the only thing I did differently from Imaginelicious' recipe was put the tart dough into a mini muffin baking pan. If I remember correctly, Imaginelicious' recipe gave me about... 14 mini treacle tarts? Try them with whipped cream on top. OH DELICIOUS. Quite sweet for my tastes, but if you are one of those with a sweet tooth (like my dear boyfriend), you are going to love this sweet, sticky dessert.

***Oh yea, I made a small adjustment. Owing to the fact that maple syrup is just EXTREMELY expensive, I used pancake syrup instead. It still turned out well, so oh well!

Cooking Directions:
(Cooking directions are basically copied and pasted from Imaginelicious. I am so exhausted right now I cannot think).
  1. To make the pastry, mix the butter, flour, and sugar together in a food processor, or in a mixing bowl, using your fingertips to combine, until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  2. Make a hollow in the center and pour in water and vodka (if not enough, add a little bit more vodka) to make a dough.
  3. Shape into a ball, cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  4. Roll out the pastry and use it to line the forms. Chill in the refrigerator for another 40-60 minutes.
  5. Preheat the over to 350F (180C) and put a baking sheet in the over to heat up.
  6. Gently heat the Golden Syrup in a small saucepan.
  7. Add the butter and stir until the mixture is smooth.
  8. Remove the saucepan from the heat and gently stir in the cream and the beaten egg. Be careful not to scramble the egg, if, however, egg white cooks a little, then pour the mixture through a fine thieve to get rid off the egg white lumps.
  9. Pour the filling into the pie shell and bake for 30-35 minutes until the crust is golden brown and the filling has set.
  10. Allow the tart to cool for a few minutes before serving with whipped cream.

The end! I will re-write the cooking directions once I get more energy. Today is just draining me. I can't wait to see Harry Potter!
Question from the Chef

“What's your favorite way to cook with pancake syrup?”

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