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Gently heat the sugar in a deep frying pan, swirling the pan until the sugar is dissolved. Turn up the heat slightly and cook until the caramel is the colour of a rusty penny. Carefully add the butter and swirl until dissolved, then add the stout and treacle, stir to dissolve and reduce until syrupy. Cool.
Heat the vegetable oil in a 23cm ovenproof frying pan, add the shallots, cut-side down, and cook until deeply caramelised. Scoop out and cool.
Pour the caramel into the ovenproof frying pan, then put all of the shallots back inside in an even layer, cut-side down. Unroll the puff pastry sheet, roughly cut to a circle the size of the frying pan, and drape over the shallots, tucking it in around the edges, then prick all over with a fork. Chill.
Heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Bake for 20 minutes or until the pastry is golden and crisp. Let it stand for 5 minutes before putting a plate over the tart and carefully inverting. Scatter with the parsley and serve with goat’s curd.