Homemade Bakewell Tarts


These Bakewell tarts are fairly easy to make but are made up of lots of fiddly parts. They taste amazing so are worth the effort but take a little time. They are made up of four layers, shortcrust pastry, raspberry jam, frangipane, icing and of course a cherry on top.

You’ll need…

For the pastry…
250g plain four
60g icing sugar
120g butter
2 egg yolks

Raspberry jam

For the frangipane…
150g butter
150g light muscovado sugar
150g ground almonds
1tbsp plain flour
1tsp almond extract
zest of 1 lemon
2 eggs

For the icing
200g icing sugar
1 tsp almond extract
glace cherries

To make…
Place the flour, sugar and butter into a large mixing bowl and rub in the butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Add the egg and 2 tbsp of cold water and mix until it forms a dough.
Wrap in cling film and chill for 30mins.

Meanwhile make your frangipane, mix the sugar and butter together until creamy and then add the other ingredients and mix well.
Make your icing too, by adding the icing to a bowl and add a few tbsp. of water until the constancy is smooth, runs off a spoon but in a slow, steady flow. Add the almond extract

Preheat the oven to 180oC, grease some mini tart tins (I used 10cm/4inch ones)
Cut the dough into 8 -10 pieces and roll each piece out on a floured surface.  To around the thickness of a pound coin. Transfer the rolled dough to the tart tins, squash the dough into all the edges and trim the excess with a knife.
Bake for 7mins.

Remove the tarts from the oven and spread a spoonful of jam onto the bottom of the pastry case. Add your frangipane to a piping bag and pipe the mixture into the tart case on top of the jam. Bake the tart again for 20-25mins.

Allow to cool completely. Add your icing to a piping bag with a small nozzle and pipe the icing onto the top of the baked frangipane in a spiral shape.
Top with a cherry and Voilà!

Baked with my Country Ducks collection exclusively at Debenhams.
Trivet £8
Oven gloves £15
Tea towels £14
Measuring cups £14
Glass worktop saver £12

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