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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.


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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