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We’re days away from the last bank holiday of the season and so it means our last chance for a barbeque. Rather than the normal and dare I say it quite bland burgers and sausages, the lovely people at Lyle have set a challenge to try a Sticky Summer BBQ using their Black Treacle.

The smoky-sweet flavour of a classic BBQ, perfect for glazes, marinades and sauces, adding a distinctively dark colour, delicious burnt caramel flavour and moisture to summer dishes.

So I attempted the Char-Cooked Courgette and Pepper Bruschetta, it’s a really easy and quick recipe that not only works for barbeques, but a great alternative to sandwiches for picnics and days out.




Lyle’s char-cooked courgette and pepper bruschetta


1 tbsp Lyle’s Black Treacle

3 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 garlic clove, crushed

4 thick slices of sourdough or rustic-style bread

2 large courgettes, sliced diagonally

200g roasted peppers (from a jar), drained

Few shaves of Parmesan cheese

Freshly ground black pepper

Basil or parsley sprigs, to garnish

How To Make

Preheat a char-grill pan or the grill

Mix together the Lyle’s Black Treacle, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. Lightly brush the slices of bread with this mixture, then char-grill or grill the bread on both sides

Brush the courgette slices with the glaze and char-grill or grill them until tender (about 1 minute per side). Arrange them on the slices of bread with torn-up strips of roasted pepper

Finish off with shaves of Parmesan cheese, a little black pepper and some basil leaves or parsley sprigs. Drizzle with the remaining glaze, then serve

Cook’s tip: Char-grill or grill 4 small bunches of cherry tomatoes on the vine and serve them on top of the bruschetta, if you like






I altered the recipe slightly and substituted the parmesan shavings for mozarella, which worked for this recipe. This was so simple and so easy to make, it’s something I will want to eat way past barbeque season!


Lyle’s Black Treacle has also created some delicious BBQ recipes, including;

Treacle & Spice Marinated Pork Steaks




Succulent Chicken Stay Skewers


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