Deep fried jam sandwich, strawberry coulis, and vanilla pod ice cream
Treacle Bar & Kitchen in Edinburgh

ON Edinburgh’s vibrant Broughton Street, Treacle serves a varied and imaginative menu inspired by Asian-style cooking. 

A great spot for after-work drinks or a weekend treat; Treacle’s menu is perfect for sharing with friends, too. 

The menu is designed to be as accommodating as possible, with a fantastic selection for special diets and dietary requirements. Many dishes can be adapted to be vegetarian/vegan or gluten free, if not already.

This is Treacle’s extravagant version of the Jeely Piece, an incredibly indulgent dessert – warm, sweet and sticky. Perfect for when the evenings are drawing in and the temperature begins to drop.             

Serves 2
200g plain flour, sifted
200ml milk
200ml eggs – 7 medium size
50g caster sugar

Strawberry coulis
400g caster sugar
200ml water
100g strawberries – hulled
1 lemon

Pre-heated fryer at 170°C
4 even slices of brioche bread
Strawberry jam

For the batter
1 Crack eggs into a round bottom bowl, add milk and whisk.
2 Add sugar and slowly add flour, whisking continuously to remove any lumps.
3 Reserve to one side.
(NB: Equal quantities of flour milk and eggs give a fool proof batter.)

For the coulis
4 Place water and sugar into a 
heavy bottomed pan. Cook on a medium-high heat and allow a thick syrup to form.
5 Carefully add strawberries and cook until strawberries have softened. Add a squeeze of lemon juice.
6 Remove from the heat and allow to cool before blending and straining.

For the sandwich
7 Lay the brioche out flat and spread two halves with strawberry jam. Place the other halves on top and place together, ensuring there are no 
8 Dip the jam sandwich in the batter making sure it is fully coated.
9 Carefully, place the sandwich 
away from yourself in the fryer 
and cook on both sides until golden brown.
10 Dust with caster sugar while still warm
(NB: The sandwich can be shallow-fried like a French toast, if a deep-fat fryer is not available.)

To serve
11 Place the sandwich onto serving dish and garnish with the strawberry coulis. Finish with a scoop of good quality vanilla pod ice cream.
In association with Taste Communications.