[Photograph: Vanessa Courtier]

Super sweet and super simple, treacle tart is a classic UK dessert made from little else but syrup, breadcrumbs, and lemon zest. Pie presents a lattice-topped version.

Tips: When measuring syrup, coat your utensils in vegetable oil. Not just the cup, but the spoon and spatula. Makes getting the last drop that much easier.

Food Fact: "Treacle" is a byproduct of sugar refining. There's light treacle, also referred to as "Golden Syrup" (and packaged/marketed as such) and black treacle, equivalent to molasses. If only the word "treacle" is used, without a qualifier, it's assumed light treacle is being called for. In this recipe, 8 ounces of golden syrup are needed. The brand you'll most likely find in the US is Lyle's Golden Syrup, which comes in a tin. Check your local specialty market.

As always with our Bake the Book feature, we have five (5) copies of Pie to give away.


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