During the current lockdown, many people are trying their hand at baking as its a great way to pass the time and a fun task to carry out with children. So today, we share with you  a recipe from our friends at Second Nature Kitchens, the nostalgic and extremely yummy Treacle Tart.

Makes: Approx 8 slices

Preparation: 20 minutes + cooling time

Cooking: 35-40 minutes


• 320g ready-rolled shortcrust pastry – or make your own if you have flour in your cupboards

• 75g salted butter

• 110g golden syrup

• 220g of your favourite Corn Flakes

• 130g Strawberry Jam (seedless will work better for a smooth texture)

• Custard to serve


Step 1

Unroll your ready-made pastry onto a lightly floured surface and roll out until it’s big enough to fit into a 23cm loose-bottom tart tin.

Transfer the pastry across to your tin, pressing lightly to mould it to the correct shape. Trim away any excess pastry hanging over the rim. Prick the base multiple times with a fork, then allow to cool in the fridge for 20 minutes.

Step 2

Pre-heat your oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 with a tray on the middle shelf.

Remove your pastry from the fridge, place a piece of tin foil over the top, moulding it down to the shape of the tin and fill with baking beans or dried pasta.

Pop in the oven on your pre-heated tray for 15 to 20 minutes, until it begins to turn golden. Then, remove your tin foil and beans before returning to the oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Once your pastry is pale golden and the base is crisp, remove from the oven and turn the heat down to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.

Put this aside for the time being while you work on the topping.

Step 3

Add your salted butter and golden syrup to a pan and place over low heat until melted.

Pop your Corn Flakes into a large mixing bowl and pour over the melted mixture. Toss gently or use a wooden spoon to mix, making sure you don’t crush the flakes!

Step 4

Bring back the pastry and spread your strawberry jam across the base, making sure to level the surface.

Pour your Corn Flake mixture on top, spreading evenly, and gently press down.

Return the tart to the oven and bake for a further 5 minutes until your Corn Flakes are golden (keep an eye on your bake to prevent burning!).

Leave to cool before cutting. Serve with warm custard for a warming, indulgent dessert to enjoy with the whole family!

Thank you for your continued support and we hope you are staying safe and well at home.

The Kitchen World Team