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sassandgroove
10-18-2007, 01:00 AM
I was curious about Treacle Tart, Harry Potter's favorite dessert. I researched it on the internet and found out that it calls for Golden Syrup (Treacle). Then I tracked down some Golden Syurp at World Market. Lyle's Golden Syrup. THere was an address on the jar to write to for recipes. So I sent off to the UK for them. :D Last night I tried my hand at the tart. SInce I don't have a tart pan, I opted for mini-tarts using my muffin tin. MMMM.....

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I took this with my phone. It is a little fuzzy. I had twelve altogether, but when I tried to photograph them altogether it didn't look good.

sassandgroove
10-18-2007, 01:49 AM
I just got a sweet reppie from one of the bestest guys evah in the UK who offered to send me some golden syrup. *Swoon*
They have it here at World Market, but...but...*swoon* thanks for offering. :)

Cath
10-18-2007, 02:29 AM
I'll send you my grandma's recipe, Sass. She does the best treacle tart. :)

Hillary
10-18-2007, 07:41 AM
What the deuce is in treacle tart? I'm way too lazy to look anywhere... Someone tell me... Puhleeze?

Ava Jarvis
10-18-2007, 09:14 AM
A dentist appointment coming early?

CaroGirl
10-18-2007, 04:32 PM
So, after you ate it, did it improve your quidditch game?

PattiTheWicked
10-18-2007, 05:05 PM
That looks delish. It would go nicely with my recipe for Butterbeer :)

C.bronco
10-18-2007, 05:08 PM
Please stuff any remaining tarts into your "A" drive and email them to me as soon as it is convenient. Thanks!!!

sassandgroove
10-18-2007, 06:21 PM
I'll send you my grandma's recipe, Sass. She does the best treacle tart. Cath I would LOVE that! Thanks.

Hillary,
I googled treacle tart becuase Harry Potter likes it and I didn't know what it was.
This is what I found.
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-treacle-tart.htm
http://www.recipezaar.com/140702

And I thought this was fun.
http://www.britta.com/hogwarts/recipes.html

This is the brand Golden Syurp I found here in ALABAMA.
http://www.lylesgoldensyrup.com/lylesgoldensyrup/default.htm
I wrote to them an they sent me recipe book. :D

Lyle's recipe called for wheat bread crumbs, so my dessert is whole grain, ergo less guilty! YAY

We ate them last night, my hubby and one of our guests. The other one I guess doesn't eat sweets. The three of us who ate them liked them very much. :D I ate another one just now. *guilty grin*

Priene
10-18-2007, 06:27 PM
I'm having an early-1980s school dinners flashback. Oh, the horror.

Salem
10-18-2007, 06:37 PM
I've also noticed they serve steak and kidney pie as well as steak and kidney pudding at Hogwarts. What the hell? Is it actual animal kidney or do they mean kidney beans? Either way it all sounds disgusting. Treacle tart looks tasty, though.

sassandgroove
10-18-2007, 06:42 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steak_and_kidney_pie

I don't know, it could be good. I haven't had kidney, but I'd try it.

Salem
10-18-2007, 06:45 PM
I feel a little nauseous now.

sassandgroove
10-18-2007, 06:45 PM
Sorry.

CaroGirl
10-18-2007, 06:47 PM
My parents made me eat all kinds of disgusting food before I knew what the heck I was eating. Way to take advantage of a kid. I'm talking steak and kidney pie (yes, it's made with real kidneys), sliced cow tongue, haggis, black pudding, blood pudding, you name it, I had to eat it. No wonder I was a picky kid!!

III
10-18-2007, 06:49 PM
Fecal Fart! (Did I beat ScarletPeaches to it? I ran here as fast as I could!)

Priene
10-18-2007, 06:59 PM
Yes, those kidneys were oh-so-real. Only marginally better than the liver.

sassandgroove
10-18-2007, 07:03 PM
Carogirl, Priene, what is your favorite food?

Priene
10-18-2007, 07:09 PM
Thai, by a mile. Spicy and tasty and very little chance that it contains any potato, which I'm scared will kill me one day.

Cath
10-18-2007, 08:59 PM
Steak and Kidney pudding is delicious! The pudding version is made with a suet pastry instead of a puff pastry. It's like a rich steak pie and is usually made with beer.

Then again, I like haggis, so I'm really not squeamish about food. :)

sassandgroove
10-18-2007, 10:13 PM
So are Pumpkin Pasties real or made up for Hogwart's?

Cath
10-18-2007, 10:14 PM
I've never come across them.

Real pasties (kind of stew encased in pastry), tho, they're good.

sassandgroove
10-18-2007, 10:27 PM
Ohh that does sound good. Is it like pot pie?

Old Hack
10-18-2007, 10:33 PM
I hope you had custard with those treacle tarts. Otherwise they were not at their best.

Steak and kidney pudding is wonderful. I prefer using lamb's kidneys as they're not so strong. You can't move after eating it, though. It really warms you up.

Priene
10-18-2007, 10:37 PM
Cornish pasties (http://www.cornishlight.co.uk/cornish-pasty.htm) can be lovely, though I'm not sure they'd travel well. If you want the...erm...genuine steak and kidney pie experience, you can still buy tinned Fray Bentos (http://www.ciao.co.uk/Fray_Bentos_Steak_and_Kidney_Pie__5613683) pies.

I ate one every Saturday for about five years in my childhood, along with a big plate of chips. No-one had heard of food allergies in those days, and my parents were quite puzzled why I kept sicking up afterwards. Proust had madeleines, I've got Fray Bentos.

sassandgroove
10-18-2007, 10:48 PM
I hope you had custard with those treacle tarts. Otherwise they were not at their best.

Steak and kidney pudding is wonderful. I prefer using lamb's kidneys as they're not so strong. You can't move after eating it, though. It really warms you up.
We had whipped cream. Is that ok?

Priene, what are you allergic too?

preyer
10-19-2007, 12:32 AM
oops. wrong thread.

BardSkye
10-19-2007, 01:41 AM
Now I'm hungry for good British-style goodies. Steak 'n' kidney pie, trifle, treacle tarts, spotted dick, Yorkshire pudding and gravy...