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Cornish Treacle Tart

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Ingredients
For flaky pastry:
  Plain flour 6 Ounce
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Butter 2 Ounce
  Lard 2 Ounce
  Ice cold water 4 Fluid Ounce
For filling:
  White bread crumbs 8 Tablespoon
  Golden syrup 6 Ounce (1 Tea Cup)
  Lemon 1 , rind grated and juiced
  Caster sugar 1 Teaspoon (For Dusting)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Heat oven at 425°F or Mark 7.

MAKING
2) For the flaky pastry, in a bowl, sift the flour and salt.
3) Divide the butter into two portions and the lard into two portions.
4) Mix one portion of either fat into the flour, add cold water and form a firm dough.
5) Lightly knead till smooth and then roll out to an oblong.
6) On two-thirds of dough, use small pieces of the other fat.
7) Mix in and fold the dough in three.
8) Keep the open edge towards you and turn the dough.
9) Once again roll out to an oblong.
10) Add in pieces of the third portion of fat and fold in three.
11) Wrap in a cloth and set aside for 15 minutes.
12) Roll out the dough and add in the remaining fat.
13) Fold the dough and form a 12 inches by 7 inches oblong.
14) Mix in the breadcrumbs, syrup, and lemon flavor to make the filling.
15) Divide the pastry into two.
16) Roll one piece thinner, use to line the tin / pie plate and moisten the edges.
17) Add the filling into the tin and cover with the other half of rolled out pastry.
18) Seal the edges, moisten the top with water and sprinkle with sugar.
19) Place in oven for 30-40 minutes.

SERVING
20) Top with sweetened whipped cream and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes

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