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Star of Eastbourne Treacle Tart

This week's #GreatBritishBeerBakeOff recipe is a Treacle Tart containing our October seasonal brew, Star of Eastbourne

Star of Eastbourne won awards at the 2019 World Beer Awards, International Beer Challenge and British Bottler's Institute. 


  • 250g Plain flour, plus extra for dusting 
  • 125g Unsalted butter, chilled and chopped 
  • 75g Icing sugar 
  • 2 Egg yolks 


  • 700g Golden Syrup 
  • 50g Honey 
  • 250g Breadcrumbs 
  • 1/2 Grapefruit, zest only 
  • 150ml Star of Eastbourne Beer 
  • 3 Eggs 
  • Honeycomb, broken into shards (optional) 


  1. To make the pastry, put the flour and butter in a bowl and rub together with your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Mix in the icing sugar followed by the yolks. If the pastry feels too dry, add 2 tbsp water.
  3. Shape into a ball, flatten it out into a disc, wrap it in cling film, then chill for 30 mins.
  4. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface until big enough to line a 23cm fluted tart tin, about 3cm deep. Line the tin with the pastry, allowing the edges to overhang. Chill for another 30 mins.
  5. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Line the tart with baking parchment and baking beans. Bake blind for 20 mins. Remove the beans and parchment and bake for 10-15 mins more until the pastry is golden and crisp.
  6. While the pastry is cooking, mix the golden syrup, honey, breadcrumbs, grapefruit zest, beer and eggs together in a large jug or bowl.
  7. Lower oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Use a small serrated knife to trim the pastry edges, then fill with the treacle mixture. Bake for 55 mins-1 hr until golden. Scatter over the honeycomb shards before serving, if you like.

Remember to share your beery bakes with us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram with the hashtag #GreatBritishBeerBakeOff. We'd love to hear your recipes! 

Made by Zoe Prescott, Harvey's Marketing Executive 

Adapted from the Miriam Nice, BBC Good Food IPA Treacle Tart Recipe 

See last weeks beery bake here >>>

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