They chose the one nearest a gold-colored cauldron that was emitting one of the most seductive scents Harry had ever inhaled: somehow it reminded him simultaneously of treacle tart, the woody smell of a broomstick handle, and something flowery he thought he might have smelled at the Burrow.
Now would be a good time for one of those "Woooooo!" clips they play on Saved By the Bell when one of the cast members gets some lip action.
Alright, alright...settle down. We need to focus on what's really important here: the fact that the first thing that comes to Harry's mind when he gets a whiff of Amortentia (the strongest love potion in the world) is a baked good.
And this is why he is the Chosen One. Well, one of the reasons why.
Recipe from Evelyn on Food.com
Here's what you'll need:
pie crust pastry for a 9" tart
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup golden syrup*
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
whipped cream, for garnish
If you're not familiar with the stuff, golden syrup is a sweetener made from syrups that remain after sugar is removed from the refining process (thanks Wiki.) It's popular in the UK and the most well-known brand is Lyle's.
If you can't find it in your local grocery stores, you can order it online. Or, if you're fortunate enough to live in the vicinity of a World Market, you can score some there. They have an awesome imported foods section. And throw pillow section. And rug section. And glassware section. And...
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Roll out your pastry and press into a tart pan. Trim off any of the excess dough. You'll want to use it for the top of your tart.
In a small bowl, combine the oats, lemon zest and ginger.
Sprinkle half of the oat mixture over the pastry. Pour the golden syrup on top.
Drizzle the lemon juice over the syrup then sprinkle the remaining oat mixture on top.
Roll out those dough scraps from earlier and cut them in strips to make a lattice top. To think this technique used to look impossible when I was a kid. It's all an illusion!
Bake for about 30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
Oops. Sides are a bit high.
Treacle tart is a simple, comforting dessert that takes very few ingredients to make (assuming you use pre-made pie crust pastry like I did) but it's also very, very sweet. Just a heads up. Whipped cream really helps cut down on some of that sugariness.
Love potion. With a crust.Tweet