Treacle Tart – Gluten-Free

Treacle Tart - Gluten-Free

I haven’t seen a recipe for gluten-free treacle tart, so I decided to make my own! I mean, how hard can it be?
Normally all my recipes are uber-healthy, so I have deviated about as far as I can from my ‘normal’ here and just jumped in and made this naughty recipe that is really just for treats or when you need a comfort-food cuddle.


Almond Pastry

350g ground almonds

25g butter

2 medium eggs


400g golden syrup

2 medium eggs

150g gluten-free white breadcrumbs

Juice of 1 orange

Zest of orange (unwaxed)


  1. Turn the oven to 180°C Fan.
  2. First, make the pastry. Add all the ingredients to a food processor and process until it forms a soft dough. Grease a 22cm flan dish with olive oil or butter. Line the base with a circle of baking paper.
  3. Pop the dough into the base of the baking tray and simply press it with the back of a dessert spoon until it covers the base and the sides of the dish. Prick the base with a fork. Add another layer of baking paper and top with some dried beans (I use dried chickpeas) and pop in the fridge for 20 minutes to rest or 10 minutes in a freezer!
  4. Bake blind in the oven for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove the cooking beans and the baking paper and return to the oven for another 10 minutes.
  6. To make the filling. Cut the crusts off the gluten-free white bread, tear the slices into pieces, and pop into a food processor. Process for a few seconds to make fine breadcrumbs. Next, mix the breadcrumbs with all of the other filling ingredients.
  7. Pour the mixture into the pastry base and turn the oven down to 150°C
  8. Bake for 45 minutes or until just set.


Dominique Ludwig

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