Gula Melaka Treacle Tart

Gula Melaka Treacle Tart

Gula Melaka Treacle Tart

Gula Melaka Treacle Tart

Gula Melaka Treacle Tart

Recipe Type: Dessert

Cuisine: British/ Asian

Author: Caroline Artiss

Prep time: 55 mins

Cook time: 50 mins

Total time: 1 hour 45 mins

Serves: 6-8

British classic with a Malaysia Twist. I thought I'd use a typical natural palm sugar from Malaysia called gula melaka instead of regular sugar.

Ingredients

  • Pastry
  • 250g/9oz plain flour
  • 130g/4½oz butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 2 tbsp cold water

 

  • Filling
  • 250g golden syrup
  • 250g melted gula melaka
  • 150g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 lemon , zest and juice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 extra egg or milk for basting

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5.
  2. Make the pastry in a food processor
  3. Simply add the flour and butter and pulse until it forms small lumps
  4. Add 2 tbsp cold water and pulse until it forms a ball of dough
  5. Cover in clingfilm and leave in the fridge to rest for 30 minutes
  6. If doing it by hand simply rub the butter and flour together until it forms small lumps
  7. Add the water and knead gently until it forms a ball of dough
  8. Cut about ¼ of the pastry off and keep to one side wrapped in the fridge to use later
  9. Roll the remaining pastry out and place it on a 22-23cm loose-based tart tin
  10. Line with pastry greaseproof paper over the top and then place baking beans on top of the paper Pop in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until the pastry looks set and dried
  11. Lift out the paper and beans and pop pastry back into the oven for 2 minutes and take out
  12. This is to dry the base out
  13. Turn the oven down to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3/ 325f
  14. Make the filling
  15. Mix the syrup, melted gula melaka, breadcrumbs, lemon juice and zest, and eggs with a pinch of salt
  16. Pour into the tart
  17. With the ¼ of pastry dough you saved, roll this out on a lightly floured surface until fairly thin
  18. Cut into long thin strips, arrange over the tart in a criss cross pattern and trim off all the edges Brush with a bit of egg or milk and bake for 50 minutes or until the filling has lightly set
  19. Leave to cool
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