Bakewell Tart Tray Bake

  • Total Time

    1h 5m
    • Prep Time

      15m
    • Bake Time

      50m
  • Serves

    15
  • Skill Level

    Intermediate
  • Dietary Needs

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The Bakewell Tart. There is no doubt about it this is a great British classic. These Bakewell Tart Slices are bursting with a delicious almond flavour, sticky jammy centre and topped with a sweet icing. 

To keep with the British theme we used Silver Spoon sugar, homegrown from British sugar beet. 

Method

  1. Put the flour, salt, sugar, butter and almonds into a food processors and pulse until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

    • 425g Plain White Flour
    • ½ tsp Salt
    • 100g Caster Sugar (we like Silver Spoon)
    • 250g Unsalted Butter (Softened)
    • 50g Ground Almonds
  2. Add the eggs and eggs yolks one at a time and pulse until a smooth dough is formed.

    • 1 Medium Free Range Egg(s) (Lightly Beaten)
    • 2 Medium Free Range Egg Yolks
  3. Wrap the dough in cling film and chill in the fridge for half an hour.

  4. Preheat the oven to 180°C (gas mark 4). Grease and flour a 30 x 20cm/12 x 8" loose bottom tart tin.

  5. Unwrap the chilled pastry and roll out onto a cold, floured work surface. This pastry can be very fragile to handle so work quickly.

  6. Line the tart tin with the pastry and trim off any excess. Prick the base with a fork, and then cover the pastry lightly with some baking paper. Cover the paper with baking beans or uncooked rice and place into the oven to bake blind for 15 minutes.

  7. Remove from the oven and remove the baking beans. Return to the oven for a further 5 minutes to dry the pastry further.

  8. Reduce the oven temperature to 165°C (fan oven 145°C, gas mark 2).

  9. For the filling, mix together the ground almonds and caster sugar. Add the beaten eggs and almond extract and mix well. When the pastry has cooled spread a generous layer of raspberry jam onto the pastry base. Pour the filling mixture over the raspberry jam to fill the pastry case.

    • 400g Ground Almonds
    • 175g Caster Sugar (we like Silver Spoon)
    • 4 Medium Free Range Egg(s) (Lightly Beaten)
    • ½ tsp Almond Extract
    • 3 tbsp Raspberry Jam
  10. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the filling is baked through and golden brown on top. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. 

  11. Whilst the bake is cooling, making the icing by mixing the icing sugar with a few drops of water, increasing the quantity of water until you reach a thick consistency. If it becomes too runny you can always add more icing sugar. 

    • 350g Icing Sugar (we like Silver Spoon)
  12. Pour the icing over the tart and spread it out to ensure even coverage. Leave the icing to set before decorating with glace cherries and flaked almonds. Cut and serve. 

    • 15 Glace Cherries
    • A Handful Flaked Almonds
  13. For more delicious inspiration on how to use your icing sugar check out this video.

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