Our first few recipes will focus on what to do with left over stale bread. It's a question we get asked a lot in the bakery as our bread becomes stale quicker than the commercial stuff thsts packed full of preservatives and fat.
This recipe is a real quick and easy way of using old bread and a few store cupboard ingredients. To make it even easier use premade pastry.
Pastry Ingredients 220g plain flour pinch of salt teaspoon caster sugar 160g butter, diced 2 tablespoons of water.
Filing Ingredients 75g golden syrup 75g whute breadcrumbs zest and juice of 1 lemon
8" pie tin
Preheat oven to 180 degree Celcius Sift the flour into a large bowl, add the butter and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the salt, then add 2-3 tbsp water and mix to a firm dough. Knead the dough briefly and gently on a floured surface. Wrap in cling film and chill until firm.
Rollout and press into a greased pie dish. blind bake for 10 minutes until crisp but not completely baked.
Meanwhike heat the syrup in a pan until runny. Add the bread crumbs a third at a time until the mixture is the consistency of cake mix. Add the juice and zest then pout into the crust anf spread to fill.
Bake the tart for 10-15 minutes at 180 degrees. To givr the tart a sheen glaze with marmalade or apriot jam to taste.