Grandma's Bakewell Tart

    1 hour 30 minutes

    I recently came across my maternal Grandma's recipe book, printed in 1933, coming across a piece of paper, placed between two pages, containing her version of Bakewell tart. Serve with cream, ice cream or custard. It will bring a smile to your face!

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    Serves: 10 

    • For the shortcrust pastry
    • 225g plain flour
    • 125g butter, chilled and cubed
    • 1 pinch salt
    • cold water, as needed
    • For the filling
    • 100g butter, at room temperature
    • 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar
    • 2/3 cup (100g) self-raising flour
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup (60g) ground almonds
    • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 3 tablespoons raspberry jam
    • flaked almonds, for dressing the top of the tart

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

      For the shortcrust pastry:

    1. Put the flour and butter into a food processor and blend until the mix resembles breadcrumbs. Add a pinch of salt and a small amount of water. Mix, adding more water, a teaspoon at a time as needed, until a dough is formed. Do not allow the pastry to get too wet and sticky. Roll the pastry into a ball, cover and put in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
    2. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. Grease an 18cm round loose-based tart tin.
    3. For the filling:

    4. Beat the butter and caster sugar together then add the flour, eggs, ground almonds, almond extract and milk. Mix together and set aside.
    5. Assemble and bake:

    6. Remove the pastry from the fridge. Flour a work surface and a rolling pin. Roll the pastry to about the 5mm thickness and then lift onto the tart tin. Press the pastry into the corners of the tin and trim off excess pastry.
    7. Cover the base of the tart with raspberry jam. Add the filling to the tart pastry case smoothing the mix with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle flaked almonds over the top.
    8. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. When the top is a nice golden brown remove from the oven and place the tin onto a cooling rack, leave the tart in the tin to cool before removing and putting onto a serving plate.

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    Grandmas Bakewell Tart
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    Reviews in English (9)


    Enjoy this classic tart.  -  10 Nov 2015  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Biggest issue was that my sponge was dry. Other than that its great. Just need to work out how to moisten the sponge.  -  19 Aug 2018  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Great recipe, thank you for sharing. I did add a touch more ground almonds and a dessert spoon of icing sugar to my flour.  -  07 Apr 2018  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)