Sunday, September 1, 2019

Harry Potter Treacle Tart + A Giveaway!

Hello everyone!
It's September 1st!
If you are a Harry Potter freak like me, you know that means it's back to Hogwarts day!
September 1st is the day you catch the Hogwarts Express and head to school for the start of the year.
In honor of the big day, we decided to try out our first recipe from our Harry Potter cookbook.
We felt it was appropriate to make Harry's favorite dessert so, treacle tart it was!
Just a heads up the crust dough needs a few hours to chill...

You will need:
2 and 1/2 Cups of Flour
1 Cup of Powdered Sugar
1/2 a Teaspoon of Salt
2 Sticks of Cold Butter, Cut Into Cubes
2 Egg Yolks
1/3 Cup of Heavy Cream
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla

For the Filling:
1 Cup of Golden Syrup, Light Molasses or Corn Syrup, I used Molasses
2 and 1/4 Cups Fresh Bread Crumbs
Grated Zest and Juice of 1 Lemon

For the Egg Wash:
1 Egg Beaten
1 Tablespoon of Water

Place the flour, powdered sugar, and salt in a food processor and pulse to combine.
Scatter cubes of butter over the flour mixture.
Pulse until the mixture resembles coarse yellow meal without any white powdery bits remaining.
Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl.
Set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks, cream and vanilla.
Add to the flour mixture.
Toss with a spatula until the dough clumps together.
If the dough is dry, add 1 more tablespoon heavy cream.
It's better to be too wet than too dry.
Divide the dough in half, form into disks, wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator at least 2 hours.

Just before you are ready to roll out the dough prepare the filling.
Warm the molasses in a saucepan until it is runny.
Mix the molasses, bread crumbs, lemon zest and lemon juice in a mixing bowl until well combined.

Preheat oven to 400o.
Remove the dough from the refrigerator.
On a well-floured surface, roll one disk to an 11-inch circle.
Fold into quarters, brush off the excess flour with a pastry brush after each fold, then unfold into a 9-inch tart pan easing the sides gently into the pan and pressing the dough into the fluted edges.
Trim the dough even with the rim.
Roll out the second disk to 1/8th of an inch thick.
Cut the dough into long strips for the lattice topping.

Scrape the filling into the prepared crust and smooth the top with a rubber spatula.
Lay half of the strips of dough over the filling in one direction, and the other half in the opposite direction to form a lattice.
Trim the overhang.
Beat the egg and water in a small bowl to create your egg wash.
Gently brush over the lattice.

Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce temperature to 375o and bake for another 25 minutes until the crust is browned and the filling puffs up in the center.
Serve warm with custard, vanilla ice cream or whipped cream if desired.

We had never had treacle tart before and were not disappointed!
It is delicious and VERY sweet!
We plan on eating some tonight while watching the first Harry Potter and putting together a Harry Potter Lego.
Did I mention I was a Harry Potter freak?
What Hogwarts House are you in?

All my love,

P.S. Head over to my Instagram for a fun Harry Potter Giveaway!

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