Saturday, June 27, 2009

Daring Baker's Challenge -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 or tasted a Bakewell Tart before so I was excited to try this recipe and see what it was all about. I decided to make the traditional Bakewell Tart with raspberry jam which worked out well since I had 1 jar of raspberry freezer jam left in my freezer that I needed to use up before jam making time rolls around again. The tart dough was very easy to put together as was the frangipane layer. I plan on using the tart dough recipe again since I loved the shortbread taste and texture it had and think it would go well with so many different types of fillings. I loved the finished product that this recipe produced. The almond flavour with the raspberry filling was really delicious and for the minimal effort this tart took to make it totally tasted and looked like something that came from a bakery. Needless to say I will most certainly be making this tart again and want to thank Jasmine and Annemarie for introducing me to it!

Here is a photo diary of the process:

Tart dough mixed, balled and ready to "chill":
Frangipane layer mixed and ready to go:
Raspberry Freezer Jam that I made last summer:
Tart dough ready to fill:
First layer: Raspberry Freezer Jam:
Topped with frangipane layer and ready for the oven:
Tart just out of the oven: Cooled, sliced and ready to eat!!


Esther said...

Looks great and very much as a traditional one over here would look, says the randomly visiting Brit :).

Anula said...

Great looking tart - nice idea with the icing sugar on top :) Cheers.

Sara said...

Mmmm, that raspberry jam sounds amazing!! Awesome tart. :)

Lauren said...

Yum!! Your tart looks awesome =D. I love your step-by-step photos!!

Em said...

Beautifully done! Great job on this month's challenge.

Connie Weiss said...

Great job! I'm so impressed that you make your own jam!

Connie @ Tales From The Fridge

ice tea: sugar high said...

didn't know you can keep jam in the freezer and lasted for more than a year. Great tip. your tart look fantastic

Jill said...

What a tasty idea to use raspberry freezer jam! Your tart looks great!