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Bakewell Tart

A day off work is a day off well spent when there's baking involved. I've gone pretty much my whole life thinking that I don't like Bakewell Tarts until I tried a slice from Pret the other day and realised that I had been living a lie.

This was fairly time consuming to make but was worth every minute of it - I have taste testers who can vouch for that! When it comes to patience, I don't have the most so I took a few shortcuts along the way but it still turned out just fine.

Ingredients;

The pastry

200g Plain flour 175g Unsalted butter1 Egg yolk2tbsp Icing sugar
The filling  180g Unsalted butter180g Golden caster sugar3 Medium eggs180g Ground almonds300g Raspberry jam20g Flaked almonds
Method;  Begin by preheating the oven to 160degreesC.Now you need to make the pastry. Place the flour and the butter into a bowl and rub together until a breadcrumb consistency is formed. Then add in the egg yolk and a little water if needed to bring the dough together. Form into a ball and then…

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