His Longest and Treacle Tart

by Joanne on December 10, 2012

Ted completed his longest run EVER on Sunday.  12 1/2 miles.  He was strong and positive the entire way.

Since it was my day for 18 miles, I started out with 6 miles split between a run with Shane and Zoey.  With the dogs all tired out, Ted and I started our trek from the house along the Boilermaker route.

The weather was good, no wind, rain, snow.  It was about 35 degrees.  There was a little Achilles pain between the 7th and 8th miles.  That went away only to be replaced with hamstring aches.  All pain disappeared during the last 4 miles when I decided to walk/run while playing catch up to Ted. He kept running along like a trooper.

We crossed the Boilermaker finish line and who was it who asked if we could stop now? Not Ted, but me.  What a whimp!   We kept going and finished strong.  Both of us felt good.  Ted’s 12 1/2 DONE!  My 18 DONE!

I’m not good with this double-day running routine.  I ran 9 Saturday then 18 Sunday and it was a HUGE struggle.  Truthfully, I’ll be glad when the Goofy Challenge is done and I can get into some hard training but with a rest day before my long runs.  PHEW!

I deserve some SUGAR!

Treacle Tart

My mother used to make treacle tarts when I was a kid.  Now that I try to eat healthy by cutting sugar and fat, treacle tart rarely comes to mind. But it’s the holiday season and my mind has a tendency to focus on the sweeter things in life, food wise.  Although this recipe isn’t healthy by any means, it’s one of those special little treats that we can use as a reward for living healthy most of the year round.

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Lets hear it for living and eating healthy! Enjoy!

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  • 1 Pillsbury pie crust
  • 1 cup Lyle’s Treacle – Golden Syrup
  • 1 cup mixture of oats, coconut, brown sugar, nuts
  • 3 TBS butter, melted
  • 1/2  tsp. salt
  • 3 TBS heavy cream
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest

Line the bottom of a pie plate with the pie crust and bake for 15 minutes at 375 F.

Heat the treacle/golden syrup over medium heat for 5 minutes then add the butter and allow it to melt.  Remove from heat.

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Stir in the oat mixture,  salt, heavy cream, egg and zest.

Bake for 35 –45 minutes until set.

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Oh I know it’s sweet but so, so good!

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  • At 2012.12.10 08:19, Heather said:

    Gooooooo Ted!!! (and you!)
    I always wondered what a treacle tart was since I read it in Harry Potter!

    • At 2012.12.10 08:57, Ali @ Peaches and Football said:

      Ted’s all set for a half marathon now! Maybe I missed it in an earlier post, is he training for one, is he building for a marathon, or is he just casually trying to keep up with you Joanne? 😉 That’s wonderful that you are able to run together. I walk way, way too slow for Ben so we never take any kind of walks together. I told him if he was a foot shorter than our strides would line up better.

      I’ve never had a treacle tart – or ever heard of one. It looks very similar to a pecan pie except oats instead of pecans and the syrup. Yummy! You’ve been posting some very tempting and delicious looking treats lately. I need to be careful. 🙂

      • At 2012.12.10 09:48, misszippy said:

        Congrats to Ted! Very cool. And I think doing the runs in the order you did them is tough–I can do the reverse but not the way you did them! Way to go.

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