Thursday, April 30, 2009

Bakewell Slice

Bakewell is a traditional English baked dessert which consists of a short crust pastry shell, spread with jam and covered with a sponge-like filling enriched with ground almonds (known as frangipane). This famous British tart made in the picturesque town of Bakewell in the Derbyshire Peak District. It is a delicious dessert and also makes a delightful afternoon treat.

Ingredients for the crust:

1 cup flour
6 tbsp cold butter
1 tbsp sugar

Ingredients for the topping:

6 tbsp of butter
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 cup ground almonds
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup raspberry jam.
1/4 slice almonds

1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degree F. Line and lightly greased a 8" x 8" square baking pan with parchment paper, overhang on both side (for easy removing your slices later)
2. In a food processor, process all the crust ingredients using the pulse action until fine and crumbly.
3. Press it evenly to the base of the baking pan. Bake it for 10 minutes, remove from oven and let it cool.
4. To make the topping, beat sugar, butter and eggs until light and creamy. Add in flour and ground almonds, mix until just combined.
5. Spread the raspberry jam to the crust, spread the topping over the jam and sprinkle the almond slices to the top. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.
6. Cool completely before cutting to serve.


Bethie said...

My husband would adore this. I have got to give the recipe a go. It looks absolutely delicious.

I am new to your blog, but look forward to exploring it today!

Ummi365 said...

wahhh dah lama tak masuk rumah gert...
ermmm malam2 macam ni merayau.. laparlah tenguk gambar2 tukan. padahal baru je lepas menyental nasi magkhdut.. lebihkurang nasi mandi jugaklah hahaha..

so how are you dearest gert?

Debbie said...

They look wonderful. What a great picture.

Little Corner of Mine said...

So "cantik" and yummy looking!

Ramya Kiran said...

That looks delicious!

Steph said...

That looks really good! I love the colour contrast.

Lori said...

This looks amazingly good. I have a recipe for a bakewell tart and I was having a hard time imagining it. Not anymore. Thanks!

Jen said...

Wow! That looks gloriously delicious! Thanks for the recipe =)

smarthousewife said...

That looks great. I would like to try this recipe in the near future. Thank you very much for sharing.

My Asian Kitchen said...

would love to sink my teeths into this tart now! I never try this tart b4 but it's really look great to me:P

Elin Chia said...

I love that..nice. Once again I feel tempted to try this out..haha I see, I bake, I eat! :)) Thanks for sharing Piggies will love it.

ICook4Fun said...

Bethie, thanks for visiting and hope you can find interesting recipe here.

Ummi, I am fine. How about you? Yea malam malam jangan rayau kat sini nanti lapar pulak :) :)

Debbie, thank you.

LCOM, thank you.

Ramya, thank you.

Steph, thank for visiting and your kind comment.

Lori, do try the bakewell tart out as they were really good :)

Jen, you are welcome.

Smarthousewife, hope you like this recipe.

Lesley, too bad we are so far away from each other. If not we can exchange your chicken rice with my bakewell slice :)

Elin, maybe Joanna can make this. She she back to college yet?

Rachel said...

Wow, I am so used to buying these ready-made at the supermarket that it never occured to me that I could actually bake them myself. I'm so ashamed, I think I will have to bake these asap to make up for it.
They look absolutely devine, better than Mr. Kipling's. :)

Bits said...

This is cool.... so lovely! Feel like making some too.

ICook4Fun said...

Rachel, it is not difficult to make this yourself.

Bits of taste, looking forward to see it at your blog :)

Jamie said...

These look absolutely wonderful and delicious! This is exactly the kind of dessert or treat my hubby loves and these look so moist and flavorful! Must try!

holly may said...

so...i'm a bakewell tart lover and i was really excited to make these, an easy way to get my bakewell tart fix without going to too much trouble. but what i feared was true...they were sooooo tasteless! i was worried when making them, after seeing how little flavouring went into them that they would turn out just as unsatisfied, but i tried them anyways...only to be disappointed. i'll just stick to my tried and true cherry bakewell recipe from

ICook4Fun said...

Jamie, hope you like this :)

Holly May, sorry that you don't like this. I check out the recipe you provide and I did see that she add some almond essence to it and also extra sugar for the topping. We tried to cut down on sugar so this slices is just nice for us.

Christelle said...

A classicv where I am, but I must say yours looks fantastic, and here people tend to buy the Kipling brand bakewell tards which are horrible. Thumbs up!! :)

Katy ~ said...

This is beautiful and looks so dainty and delicious. I must try this!