Treacle Tart and Protests

I made this tart from the Downton Abbey Cookbook yesterday afternoon to have for dessert.  This is a dish for the servants’ hall and is based on a recipe from Warne’s New Model Cookery from 1925.  The pastry is made from flour, butter and water.  Here it is before going in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour.

In case you weren’t sure, this is golden treacle.

Two thirds of the dough is rolled out into a bottom crust.

The filling is made from bread crumbs, treacle, lemon juice and grated zest.  I am now realizing that grated lemon zest may not be low fiber so maybe I should not have had this.  Too late now.  Here it is coming out of the oven.

We had it for dessert after the low fiber dinner.  We topped it with whipped cream.

It was really good and lemony.  I thought it was great.  We ate this while watching the protests, police confrontations, graffiti, looting and arson happening nationwide after the killing on Monday of George Floyd.  It is all so upsetting and made me wonder what is going to become of our country.

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3 Responses to Treacle Tart and Protests

  1. Michelle says:

    That looks really yummy and I LOVE lemony desserts! IMHO our country will never completely recover from this presidency, which has taken the lid off Pandora’s box to let out all the evils that already existed in way too many people’s hearts. It’s horrifying, but I don’t understand how anyone expected a different outcome when this vile person was elected. “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time,” Maya Angelou.

    • Donna says:

      This one was lovely in its lemoniness. I thought about mentioning it in the post but on election day 4 years ago I did say that I didn’t think our country would survive this presidency. It is sad to see that I may have been correct. I also emailed a Swedish cousin quite upset about how my country could elect such an obvious racist. You are right that it is bringing out what was already under the surface but it just feeds on itself now. It is hard for me to comprehend how selfish people are.

    • FullyFleeced says:

      I agree completely. I’ve often thought of those words of Maya Angelou over the last three and a half years, and wondered how some people can’t (or refuse to) see how dangerous this situation is.

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