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Cherry bakewells

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7 Reviews

Total Time
1h 10m
Prep Time
Bake Time
Serves 20
Serves 20

About the bake

A delightfully light fruity bake.  The flavours of summer in a slice!  Perfect to bake and share for afternoon tea.

14 ingredients8 steps


    1. Step 1

      Preheat the oven to 180˚C (350˚F, gas mark 4).

    2. Step 2

      For the base place the flour, sugar, semolina and baking powder into a bowl and rub in the butter with the fingertips (this can be done in a food processor), until it the mixture starts to some together.

    3. Step 3

      Tip into an 8 x 12in tin, and press down to cover the base. Cook for 20 minutes. Leave to cool.

    4. Step 4

      Spread the base with the cherry jam.

    5. Step 5

      Whisk the eggs and egg yolk together in a large bowl, then add the sugar, ground almonds and vanilla and mix well.

    6. Step 6

      Melt the butter and then whisk into the almond mixture. Pour the mixture over the jam and cook for 25 minutes.

    7. Step 7

      Sprinkle the flaked almonds over the top then cook for a further 15-18 minutes, until the top is golden.

    8. Step 8

      Leave to cool for a few minutes then cut into fingers and place onto a cooling rack to cool completely. Dust with golden icing sugar before serving.


    • For the base

      • 300gAllinson's Plain White Flour 
      • 50gBillington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar 
      • 65gSemolina (Fine) 
      • 0.25 tspBaking powder 
      • 275gButter (unsalted) 
    • For the filling

      • 325gJam (cherry) 
    • For the topping

      • 4Egg(s) (free range) 
      • 1Egg yolk(s) (free range) 
      • 175gBillington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar 
      • 175gAlmonds (ground) 
      • 0.5 tspNielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract 
      • 175gButter (unsalted) 
      • 25gAlmonds (flaked) 
      • 1 tbspUnrefined golden icing sugar (for dusting) 

    7 Baker Ratings

    Is it full eggs with yolks or just egg whites with 1 egg yolk

    Baking Mad

    Apologies for the confusion with this, you will need 4 full eggs (yolk and white) and an additional egg yolk for this recipe. 

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    Lovely tasting recipe and much appreciated by Solent Sea Swimmers 😋

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