The first thing I did after handing in all my work today? Made a TREACLE TART!
I've never made one before and the last time I made pastry instead of buying it was when I was at school, so I'm pretty pleased it turned out so well.
I used a recipe from the BBC Food website here. It doesn't require many ingredients at all really.
For the pastry:
225g Plain Flour
Rub in the butter and flour and add the egg, and knead into dough. Blind bake in the oven first for 15 minutes in the tin.
For the filling:
450g Golden Syrup
85g Fresh Breadcrumbs
Pinch of Ground Ginger
2 tbsp Lemon Juice
Just chuck them all in a bowl and mix! Pour in and bake for 30 minutes.
The trickiest bit was the breadcrumbs - I spent ages trying to grate bread to make them until I realised I could put them in a blender. I think next time I might add something else to it to make it more interesting - maybe some walnuts. But for now, super sweet deliciousness is perfect, just what I needed after all the work!