7 Harry Potter Themed Recipes To Make For the Reunion
The mighty treacle tart is Harry’s favourite dessert, and it’s both comforting and relatively simple to make, too. Find out how you can make a treacle tart to rival any that Mrs Weasley could make…
We’ve included vegan alternatives for those of you who would prefer to make this without any animal products. This includes using aqua faba, the water left over in a tin of chickpeas instead of eggs. This is a great alternative for those who are vegan, but also those with egg allergies and intolerances.
Ingredients – Serves 8-10
250g plain flour or gluten free flour
140g cold unsalted butter or vegan sunflower oil spread
Three tablespoons of icing sugar
¼ teaspoon of fine salt
Two egg yolks, or eight tablespoons of aqua faba
For the filling
400g agave syrup
One ball step ginger in syrup, finely chopped, plus 40g of the syrup
One lemon, zested
Two eggs or eight tablespoons of aqua faba
100g fine fresh white breadcrumbs or gluten free panko breadcrumbs
1 – Put the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl.
2 – Add the butter or vegan spread and rub together to create a fine breadcrumb-like texture.
3 – Stir through the icing sugar, then quickly add the egg yolks or aqua faba and two tablespoons of water, mixing swiftly with a knife to combine. Form this into a ball and wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
4 – Roll out to the thickness of a pound coin, and line a 22cm fluted tart tin with the pastry, leaving an overhang. Return to the fridge for 30 minutes.
5 – Heat the oven to 200C/180fan/gas 6. Line a pastry case with baking parchment and baking beans, then place in the oven on the baking sheet, and bake for 15 minutes.
6 – Remove the parchment and bake for a further 10 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. Leave the pastry to cool before trimming off the overhanging edges with a small, serrated knife.
7 – Lower the oven temperature to 160C/140 fan/gas4.
8 – Mix the syrup, ginger, ginger syrup, lemon, eggs (or aqua faba) and breadcrumbs in a bowl, briefly mixing everything together until combined.
9 – Pour the filling into the pastry case and put in the lower part of the oven to bake for 35-40 minutes or until the filling is just set.
10 – Once ready, remove from the oven and leave to cool down for approx. 15 minutes before serving.
11 – Serve with ice cream, custard, cream or a vegan alternative.