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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Bakewell Tart

Sometimes I have a craving for something typically English and as the closest English store is in Grapevine (British Emporium) which is not close to where I live, I usually resort to converting an English recipe. One ingredient that most of the recipes I have for Bakewell Tart is semolina and I was unable to find the U.S. equivalent. This recipe, however, turned out great with ground almonds.

4 oz butter (I used margarine)
3/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp almond extract
1/4 cup flour
1 large egg
1 cup ground almonds (I used the G.E. version of the Magic Bullet to ground the almonds)
Raspberry jam

1 cup icing sugar (the recipe was for 1 1/2 cups but I thought this was too much)
Water (enough to make the icing easy to spread on top with a spatula)

Shortcrust Pastry
(I used left over frozen puff pastry and it turned out fine with the flaky pastry)

  1. Roll out the pastry to 1/2 cm thickness and put in a tart tin (I used a disposable pie plate)
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place wax paper on top and add a few beans or large breadcrumbs to stop the center from rising (you may need to pat it down when it comes out of the oven). Bake for 15-20 minutes and remove the beans/bread.
  3. Meanwhile, cream the sugar and butter together until pale and fluffy then gradually add the egg, and almond extract (if it starts to curdle, add a little flour)
  4. Fold in almonds and flour
  5. Spread jam over the pastry. You don't need too much, about the amount you would put on bread.
  6. Spoon the creamed mixture over the jam and even out using a spatula.
  7. Bake for 30-35 mins until golden brown. Remove and cool on a wire rack.
  8. Add water slowly to the icing sugar to make a smooth paste. Pour over tart until covered. I added some almond slices for decoration, but glace cherries are another good choice if you can find them.


Susie Buetow said...

This looks DELISH, Ann! Thanks for stopping in at my blog and leaving a comment on the Pot Roast Sliders. I do not eat beef but my family does so I make them beef ! I did make this recipe using chicken and it was delish. My family liked it both ways. http://www.susieqtpiescafe.com/2013/01/pot-roast-sliders-chicken-sliders-recipe.html

I have a weekly- Monday Menu Plan & Recipe link up. Feel free to stop in and link up any recipe with my readers.

I also wanted to tell you that if you ever want to write a guest post about one of your books I'd be happy to feature you on my blog. I have not read them but I have added them to my list of books to watch for.

xoxo SusieQTpies

Susie Buetow said...

I just gave this recipe a Pin on Pinterest! Heads up incase you start seeing a little traffic come in from Pinterest http://pinterest.com/pin/119345458847782494/


Joanne said...

Looks delish. Next time I roll thru Grapevine, I'll have to get your wish list.

L. D. said...

Frosting on anything makes it taste good for me but the raspberry jam makes it a winner.

Amused said...

That looks delicious! I'll have to give it a try.

Yvonne said...

This looks so good!

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Oh my goodness, does this ever look yummy! I will definitely be trying it out. Thanks for sharing!

I'd also like to thank you for visiting my blog. =O)

Elizabeth said...

This looks DELISH.

Going to make this later today.


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