English Bakewell Tart..

Racquel Sweeney

By
@racquelsweeney

This is a recipe that my Aunty gave to me ,I simply love bakewell tart. My Aunt's mother in -law, gave her this old recipe , many ,many years ago. This is a delicious cake that uses ground almonds, which makes it wonderfully moist.
So I hope you like and enjoy..... :)


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

FOR THE PASTY

6 oz
plain flour (sieved)
4 oz
butter
1 Tbsp
caster sugar
2 - 3 tsp
cold water

FOR THE FILLING

2 Tbsp
rasberry jam
3 oz
plain flour (sieved)
3 oz
butter
3 oz
caster sugar
2 tsp
almond extract
100 g
ground almonds
2
eggs (beaten)
3 Tbsp
cold water
1
hand full of flake almonds for top of tart

FOR DECORATION

icing sugar for dusting when tart has cooled

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pre-heat the oven to 180c/375f.
lightly grease with butter or baking spray 8inch spring ring baking tin.
2
Sieved flour and sugar into a bowl.
Rub into that the butter, until the mixture resembles bread crumbs.
Then add sufficient water to make a soft dough.
3
Transfer the dough to a lightly flour surface, and lightly knead and smooth out the dough .
Roll out and use to line your prepared tin.
4
Line the pastry case with greaseproof paper, and fill with baking beans to blind bake the pastry .
Cooked in a pre-heated @ 180c/375f for 10 minutes.
You just want your pastry to have a light pale golden colour .Once finish remove the beans and greaseproof paper.
5
Spread the raspberry jam on the inside of the pastry case ,then set a side.
6
For the filling = Beat in the butter, sugar and almond extract altogether in a bowl.
Until soft and creamy with a hand held mixer or whatever you use .
Then beat in the eggs and flour ,add to that the ground almonds and 3 tablespoons of cold water and mix well together.. Spoon the mixture over the jam filled pastry case . Sprinkle on top of tart the flake almonds .
7
Bake in pre-heated oven @180/375f for 35 minutes if you have a fan oven like I do ,I suggest that you cover the bakewell tart on the last 10 minutes in baking to prevent the top from over browning . When ready the top should be frim (stick test the tart piece the top with a sewer if comes out clean the tart is done) .Leave to cool ,then dust over the top some icing sugar..

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Irish
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Hashtags: #almonds, #cake