Frank with Treacle

Ingredients are being gathered for the traditional Christmas pudding and Frank decided to try a little spoonful of treacle. Well... now he's addicted! It looks as if another tin will have to be bought as this one is already partly consumed.
Boy he must have more than just one sweet tooth. never heard of treacle so I just googled it. hope you aren't stuck with a sick Frank after his sugar rush
posted October 9th, 2010  
@bruni isn't it amazing how some things we take for granted have never been heard of in other parts of the world. Treacle....wow better send you a food parcel eh Elizabeth? Lucky Frank!
posted October 9th, 2010  
Hehe Franks naughty eating all that sugary goodness x
posted October 9th, 2010  
@bruni Agree with Cherrill.... I've had treacle all my life... off a spoon, spread on bread and most of all in cooking treacle tarts and in Christmas puddings. Oh, the tin has now been closed although Frank is now eyeing up the matching tin of syrup..... I'd not be surprised if he finds his way into it on Monday! Tomorrow he's off on a scenic journey so I'm guessing that he'll want pictures of that!
posted October 9th, 2010  
@redfl83 ... but it is a very small spoon!
posted October 9th, 2010  
And hope fully he doesn't contribute a new car for the dentist :-)
mmmm Treacle pudding :-D
posted October 9th, 2010  
At our place the "Pantry Fairies" eat all the yummy ingredients. Cooking chocolate is one of their favourites. I know what treacle is but I prefer Golden Syrup. It's lighter in flavour.
posted October 9th, 2010  
Ha ha Kate, at our place the "pantry fairies" can sniff out chocolate from 50 paces.........but they haven't worked out what treacle is.....
In fact the only time I have ever bought was to make some Christmas yummies but I can't remember what it was.
I bet when Frank tastes home made christmas pudding he will be addicted to that too
posted October 9th, 2010  
I've never heard of this as well. I really like the coloring in this collage. Nice idea. I hope Frank doesn't get sick.... He may need some doctoring.
posted October 9th, 2010  
Mmm, yum, lucky Frank!
posted October 9th, 2010  
In my part of the world it was called "R├╝benkraut" from Zuckerr├╝be = sugar beet. I used to love it as a child on bread, in cookies and directly from the spoon. Frank will walk off the sugar rush on his scenic tour tomorrow. Maybe after that you can invite him to a competition between treacle and syrup, like an official tasting event or a blind folded mystery tasting, 'which one is better...'
posted October 9th, 2010  
Treacle - never tasted it but if it's good enough for Frank, then it's good enough for me.
posted October 9th, 2010  
Oops, and very cute collage, Elizabeth. LOVE the black & white tablecloth!
posted October 9th, 2010  
Not familiar with Treacle. I will need to check it out though. Frank is definitely getting his share of fun these days. I'm thinking he might be getting a bit spoiled.
posted October 9th, 2010  
Elizabeth, Thank you for your well wishes. The clock was another of my Grandparents possessions that I was fortunate enough to obtain. Unfortunately a few years ago the works gave out and had to have it replaced with a new clockworks and chime. Still sounds almost the same..
posted October 9th, 2010  
@digitalrn I hadn't realised that treacle is not known the world over! It is so much part of our life that one assumes everyone knows it.... I guess there could be many other food items that are more local than we appreciate.
posted October 9th, 2010  
These are all so good and that tin is so cute!
posted October 9th, 2010  
I've read about treacle in British novels and of course we use the expression to mean too-sentimental, but I've never actually seen the real thing. We get such an education on 365.
posted October 9th, 2010  
Fun photos, Frank is getting quite the culinary experience! I have heard of Treacle but never tasted it.
posted October 9th, 2010  
And that's what traveling is all about...learning about different taste treats! I could be wrong, but I don't believe we have "treacle" in our stores. "Light or Dark Corn Syrup" and "Molasses" are available...is it like either of those? With all that sticky goodness, keep Frank away from a "Picnic" in your next photo...could attract ants!
posted October 10th, 2010  
@Weezilou Yes, similar to molasses although the process of extraction is different. The flavour is barely distinguishable. Too cold for ants now.
posted October 10th, 2010  
Well Frank is sure having a grand time! I've tried Treacle when we lived in England...tried almost everything offered, except maybe Kidney Pie...just the words...chills...Treacle was okay...thought it was similar to dark molasses. Wonder if Frank would eat Kidney Pie!
posted October 10th, 2010  
Great use of colour Elizabeth.
posted October 10th, 2010  
Your collage is very eye-catching with the black & white checks.
I can see why Frank loves treacle - it is soooo nice on fresh bread & butter. Hmmmmmm!
Beautiful tin!
posted October 10th, 2010  
Fun! Your collage really tells a story. I like it. What exactly is black treacle?
posted October 10th, 2010  
Frank really has a lot to explore and it is so funny to see his daily adventures. Great collage.
posted October 10th, 2010  
What a great bunch of shots!
posted October 13th, 2010  
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