Stanley Said:Can I have the recipe for treacle sponge like they use to have in school?
We Answered:There's a peasy recipe here. If you need any conversions, I can do that.
The instructions are for a food processor, but you can make it in a bowl with a mixer or by hand pretty much the same way.
That do you?
Wesley Said:A replacement for treacle in a gingerbread recipe?
We Answered:Depending on who wrote the recipe, they may mean Molasses (as Molasses is often referred to as Treacle in the UK). Molasses (or for a richer, darker taste blackstrap molasses) is traditional in gingerbread. I've used maple syrup to sub out about half of the molasses in a recipe when I've run out of molasses so that could work. Honey might work too, but I'm not sure how it compares as far as sweetness goes. Molasses is certainly your cheapest solution.
Donna Said:recipes using black treacle?
We Answered:Spicy Date & Almond Fruit Cake
225 g (8 oz) butter, softened
175 g (6 oz) dark brown sugar
3 tbs black treacle
4 medium eggs, beaten
350 g (12 oz) self-raising flour
2 tsp Nutmeg Ground
2 tsp Cinnamon Ground
2 tsp Ginger Ground
50 g (2 oz) blanched almonds, finely chopped
225 g (8 oz) pitted dates, roughly chopped
350 g (12 oz) sultanas
3 tbs dark rum
Pre-heat the oven to 150C, 300F, Gas Mark 2.
Grease and line a 20.5cm (8") square cake tin with a double layer of greaseproof paper.
Cream the butter and sugar together. Stir in the treacle. Beat in the eggs a little at a time, adding a spoonful of the flour with each one. Mix in the remaining flour with the Spices followed by the almonds, dates, sultanas and rum. Spoon into the cake tin and hollow out the centre of the mixture slightly.
Cook for approx. 2 hours or until the cake is risen and firm to touch. The cake may be stored for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container.
Preparation and cooking time: 2 hrs 20 min.
Eric Said:where can I find a treacle tart recipe?
We Answered:This is as authentic as you get:
Don Said:I'm looking for a recipe for a Ginger & Treacle cake?
We Answered:Treacle ginger cake
2/3 cup soft brown sugar
1/4 cup treacle
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup self-raising flour
1 cup plain flour
1 tbsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 cup milk
1. Preheat the oven to moderate (180C). Brush a shallow, 18 x 28cm oblong cake tin with melted butter or oil. Line the base and sides with baking paper.
2. Using electric beaters, beat the butter and sugar in a small bowl until light and creamy. Add the treacle and beat until well combined. Add the eggs gradually, beating thoroughly after each addition.
3. Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl. Using a metal spoon, gently fold in the combined sifted dry ingredients alternately with the milk. Stir until just combined and the mixture is almost smooth. Spoon the mixture into the tin and smooth the surface with a spatula.
4. Bake the cake for 30-35 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted in the centre. Set aside for at least 10 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool. Ice with lemon ginger glacÃ© (recipe follows) and decorate with chopped glacÃ© ginger, or simply dust with icing sugar. Cut the cake into squares to serve.
Lemon ginger glacÃ©
1/3 cup icing sugar, sifted
1/2-1 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp milk
1 tsp lemon juice
Combine the icing sugar, ginger, butter and sufficient liquid in a small heatproof bowl to form a firm paste. Place the bowl over a pan of simmering water and stir until the icing is smooth and glossy.
Source: Quick Mix Cakes (Murdoch Books)
Dale Said:What is golden syrup in Treacle pudding?
We Answered:Carolsandytoes1, Treacle and Golden Syrup are NOT the same thing. However I know it can be confusing as some recipes and products that contain the word Treacle in their name are actually made with Golden Syprup.
Golden Syrup is similar to the US inverted sugar syrup, whilst Treacle is more akin to a rich dark molasses.
The major brand here in the UK (and what Harry Potter would have) is Tate and Lyle. Green tin is Golden Syrup and the red tin is Treacle.
According to the site you can actually source it in the USA
Tiffany Said:need recipe for treacle toffee?
We Answered:Traditional Scottish Recipes
- Treacle Toffee
Treacle is known as molasses is some parts of the world. Treacle toffee used to be a children's treat - which many adults also enjoyed!
1 pound (500g or Two and a half cups ) castor (super fine) sugar
Â¼ pound (125g or one stick) butter
1 dessert spoon treacle (molasses)
3 dessert spoons golden syrup (alternatively, light corn syrup)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Large tin condensed milk
5 or 6 dessert spoons water
Place the butter, sugar, treacle, syrup and water into a pan and heat, stirring constantly. Once all the ingredients are well mixed and melted, add the condensed milk slowly, stirring occasionally until it boils. Continue on a slow boil for 15-20 minutes, again stirring occasionally. Test that the toffee is ready by dropping a spoonful into cold water - if it turns solid, it is ready. Pour into a tray, mark out cut into pieces. Wrap in greaseproof paper (vegetable parchment or waxed paper). Store in an air-tight container.