Friday, 29 August 2014

mini cherry bakewells.


i know emily, change the record and stop talking about bakewell tarts. a few weeks ago i posted a bakewell tart macaron recipe with cherry jam from my mackay's delivery, so with my jar of raspberry i made these for my nephew's 1st birthday party. as much as i love bakewell tart inspired recipes, you can't quite beat the classic.


shopping list. 
(makes twelve)
♥ 200g shortcrust pastry, ready rolled or homemade
♥ raspberry jam
♥ 125g butter, softened
♥ 125g caster sugar
♥ 125 ground almonds
♥ one egg
♥ 100g icing sugar
♥ 12 glace cherries 

(adapted from mary berry's bakewell tart recipes on bbc good food)


preheat the oven to 180 degrees c.


step one. beat together the butter, caster sugar and ground almonds. beat the egg and mix that in too. set aside.




step two. cut out circles of pastry and place in a well greased cupcake tin.


step three. place the pastry rounds in the tin, followed by a tsp of jam. lastly fill with the frangipane mix.


step four. bake for about 25-30 minutes. allow to completely cool.

step five. make the icing by adding a tiny bit of cold water at a time. you want to keep it as thick as possible so it doesn't drip down the sides of the tart. 

step six. add a small circle of icing to the middle of the tart and then top with a whole glace cherry. remember not to go too near the sides as it may run.


enjoy your bite sized bakewells with a large cup of tea and good book. or in my case, at a 1 year old's birthday party with a bouncy castle and bbq.

7 comments:

  1. These are so cute! I think I'd like to eat these ON a birthday castle, with a book... but perhaps without the cuppa. I'd have the cuppa afterwards. I've thought too deep into this.

    They look tasty though. That I'm sure of.

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    1. Oh yes definitely cup of tea to wash it down. Thinking of he logistics of hot tea on a bouncy castle...

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