6/27/09

Daring Bakers: Bakewell Tart

The June Daring Bakers' challenge was hosted by Jasmine of Confessions of a Cardamom Addict and Annemarie of Ambrosia and Nectar. They chose a Traditional (UK) Bakewell Tart... er... pudding that was inspired by a rich baking history dating back to the 1800's in England.

I must confess I've never heard of a Bakewell Tart and was slightly apprehensive about baking this concoction. But, like any good Daring Baker, I decided to rise to the challenge.

The recipe is rather lengthy, so if you want it, just email me. Basically, there are 3 components to this tart. 1) Sweet Shortcrust Pastry 2) Frangipane (that's basically a combination of ground almonds, flour, butter, confectionery sugar and eggs 3) Jam (I used store-bought apricot jam).

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This was a pretty straightforward challenge. I really liked the result, but brought most of the tart to work because seriously, I do not need all those calories! And I wasn't sure if the dessert would freeze well. The only "issue" I experienced, was that when I took out the first slice of the tart, the jam sort of oozed out...maybe I did not let the tart cool enough?

Daring Bakers Bakewell TartDaring Bakers Bakewell Tart

Here's a quick recap of what you do: make the crust. Let it sit in the refrigerator, then roll it out, put it into your tart pan and then into the freezer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile make Frangipane. Then add a layer of jam on top of the crust, then add a layer of Frangipane. Smooth everything out and bake it at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Add sliced almonds and bake 5 more minutes. Voila. You are done!

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29 comments:

Leslie said...

Yummy challange. And thanks to you mine is up on time!;)

Heavenly Housewife said...

This is such a british pudding (or as i like to say: puddin :)). It comes in many forms here: tarts, cakes, slices, I've seen cupcakes, and I have even seen bakewell granola bars.

♥peachkins♥ said...

yumm! it looks pretty too!♥

Elra said...

Beautiful as always! Delicious filling too ..
Well done dear.

Junglefrog said...

Despite the oozing of the jam it looks delicious. I love your almond pattern! I almost forgot to make mine so am almost finished only now.. Pfft... I didn't have any oozing but I did have an issue with rolling the dough. Just didn't want to be rolled! They just came out of the oven and I smashed one accidently so I can see that the inside looks perfect... :)

Natalie said...

This looks delicious .. and the almond pattern is wonderful. :) What kind of jam did you use?

Elissa said...

I love the arrangement of the sliced almonds on top. Apricot and almond make a great combination, it sounds delicious!

lisamichele said...

The oozing jam just makes it look even yummier! IT came out gorgeous, and your photos are stunning! Then again, you always do an amazing job on the challenges! :)

raquel said...

i love the thick frangipane! and i agree that the oozing jam made it look really scrumptuous!! awesome job!

Zita said...

Love how you arranged the almonds on top, beautiful tart :)

jillian said...

I love your artfully arranged almonds! No kidding about the calories in this :)

Sophie said...

Despite of your jam problem, I do think that your Bakewell tarte looks amazingly beautiful!!

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!

Melissa said...

Looks so pretty and scrumptious! :)

lisa (dandysugar) said...

Beautiful tart! What kind of jam did you use in your filling? The almonds on top are so pretty! Great job!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A delicious looking tart! Yes, that challenge was really straight-forward...

Cheers,

Rosa

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Great minds think alike! I bought a big packet of almond slivers as I was going to decorate it exactly like that (I decided on something else last minute). It looks beautiful!

Mary said...

You did a really great job with this challenge. I love frangipane when it pair with a pureed fruit or sauce.

lesley said...

Jam oozing out or not it sure looks delicious to me!!

Lauren said...

Yum!! I love the almond design =D. Your tart looks amazing, and the apricot jam sounds perfect!!

Jo said...

Great job on your challenge. Your tart looks really delicious and love the way you had decorated it.

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

Well done on the challenge Olga. That's a gorgeous tart & lovely pictures! Love the flaked almond & sugar topping! It's beautiful!

ice tea: sugar high said...

I really admire your patience and attention to detail. Those almonds made the tart so beautiful. Well done

BlueToYou said...

this looks fabulous!! love the almonds on top.

Justin said...

these photos are gorgeous too, and this looks so good

Fahrenheit 350° said...

That is a beauty, as always!

finsmom said...

Wow! Great photos!

Your tart turned out beautifully!

isa said...

Beautiful tart and I love how you arranged the almonds on the top! Great job!

Vera said...

What a beautiful tart! Greatly done!

Coffee and Vanilla said...

Beautiful tart!! I used to buy them in Tesco, but this one looks sooo much better... I would love to make it one day for kids.

Enjoy your day, Margot