Recipe by Trishie
"A Bakewell tart is a traditional English baked dessert tart. It consists of a shortcrust pastry shell, spread with jam under a layer of frangipane, which is a sponge cake-like filling enriched with ground almonds. "
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The Bakewell Tart is a bit of a tradition for my family and I. Having lived in the pretty market town of Bakewell in Derbyshire, England. Home to the original Bakewell tart, before we moved here to America 2 years ago. The dessert dates back to the 1860s. Bakewell tarts are often called Bakewell puddings, but the two desserts are essentially the same. While this recipe is pretty good, I have had to make a few changes to make the recipe more traditional. The pastry should be an almond short crust pastry, I make my pastry as usual but add 1/3 cup of ground almonds. For the frangipane centre I use Clementine zest not lemon. Once the tart has been baked, I always top with Royal icing. A Bakewell tart can essentially be iced or not, but for me the icing just finishes off the cake entirely.
My British husband wasn't very impressed. I think if it had enough jam to make a substantial layer on the crust it would've been much better.
You can omit all the pastry trimming stuff and just fill a regular pastry pie shell!
WOW!! I made this at home and it was awesome!! I think that A LOT more people should try making it.
YUM! I've always wanted to make one of these, and it did not disappoint. I made 12 minis actually, in a muffin tin. I probably used a thicker layer of jam than in the recipe. I also added almond extract to the cake part, only because I like it like that, but it would have been good without! Yumyum, will make again!
I made this into mini tarts instead of a big one and they turned out fantastic. Added some almond extract. Delicious and easy!
One of our favorite tarts and sometimes I use rice flour rather than all purpose. I think originally that was what it called for . Gives an interesting texture.Always use a little almond flavoring and omit lemon zest.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Traditional Bakewell Tart
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 115
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