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"Treacle tart, Hermione! Spotted dick, look! Chocolate gateau!"
Ronald Weasley mentioning treacle tart[src]

Treacle tart is a traditional English dessert, made predominately of shortcrust pastry and golden syrup. The tart is normally served hot with a dollop of clotted cream. It can also be served with ordinary cream, custard, or yoghourt.[4] Treacle tart can also be served cold.

It was a favourite dessert in the wizarding world,[1][2][3] and also a personal favourite of Harry Potter,[5] who liked it so much that he smelt it when he was in the presence of Amortentia.[6]

Behind the scenes

"Treacle tart: Harry's favourite" on Pottermore

  • "Treacle tart: Harry's favourite" was one out of the thirty-two options generated by an old feature[7] on Pottermore, "Wonderful wizarding world happiness generator", which was about things that could cast away the Blue Monday blues.[8]
    • The description was "Harry loved treacle pudding, so here's some we made ourselves. Look out, Mrs Weasley: now we can cook, too…".[9]


Treacle tart as seen in Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 7 (The Sorting Hat)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 12 (The Triwizard Tournament)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 8 (Snape Victorious)
  4. WP favicon.PNG Treacle tart on Wikipedia
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 11 (The Sorting Hat's New Song)
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 9 (The Half-Blood Prince)
  7. Features: "Wonderful wizarding world happiness generator" at Pottermore (archived)
  8. "Introducing our 'Wonderful wizarding world happiness generator', which is ready and waiting to cast away those #BlueMonday blues. Click here to receive your very own piece of wizarding world happiness, and let us know what you got… pottermo.re/Happiness" - @pottermore on Twitter and Facebook
  9. Features: "Wonderful wizarding world happiness generator (text only version)" at Pottermore (archived)
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