A couple of years ago we enjoyed a lovely family holiday in Norfolk. The weather was amazing and we enjoyed the beaches, days out and local food. However, it seems I missed out on a foodie treat.
Cottages.com offer self-catering properties around the UK and are challenging food bloggers to create some regional dishes to show that self -catering holidays are a great way to try out the local food. For Norfolk they suggested a Norfolk treacle tart. Oh my it is good! I really should have known about it before holidaying there!
The tart is more of a treacle egg custard rather than the sticky treacle tart that I have eaten in the past. I chose to use a ready rolled block of plain shortcrust pastry as I didn't feel it needed any extra sweetness. The lemon zest really helps balance the sweetness. Let's just say the tart didn't last very long in the house as it was such a big hit.
NORFOLK TREACLE TART
PREP: LESS THAN 20 MINS, COOK: 25-30 MINS
· 6 ounces shortcrust pastry, rich and sweet
· 4 ounces unsalted butter
· 8 tablespoons golden syrup
· 2 eggs, beaten
· 4 tablespoons double cream
· 2 lemons, zest finely grated
· Line a shallow 23 cm (9 in) tart tin with the pastry and pre-bake or bake blind.
· Pre-heat the oven to 200°C (400°F) Gas 6. Put a baking sheet in the oven to pre-heat.
· Gently warm the butter and syrup together in a pan - just enough for the butter to melt but not letting the mixture get too hot. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the mixture to cool a little.
· In a bowl, whisk the eggs, cream and lemon zest together. Gradually whisk in the warm butter and syrup mixture, then pour the mixture into the pre-baked pastry case.
· Place the tart on the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until the centre is set.
Have you been to Norfolk and tried their treacle tart?
What specialty dishes do you like from around the UK?