Monday, July 10, 2006

Mini Bakewell Tarts



Mini Bakewell Tarts, originally uploaded by Mr Atrocity.

I was inspired by the fantastic bakingforbritain and Spittoon to make some Bakewell Tarts this weekend as the website has been campaigning for people to resurrect this fine traditional recipe from obscurity or worse, the evil clutches of the cake's arch nemesis, "Mr Kipling", or should I say, Ernst Stavro Kipling, hmmmm?

Tinseltroos and I took a wander up Marylebone High Street and as well as stopping of at La Fromagerie, where I got some amazing Alsatian cheese (that's cheese from Alsace not cheese made from dog milk) and then onto Divertimenti where I needed to get cake tins. They only had fairy cake sized tins so I ended up making the mini Bakewell Tarts you see above. Really simple to do, just make some sweet short crust pasty and line the tins. Put a good dollop of decent jam in each. Then beat sugar and egg, once it's creamy in texture fold in ground almonds and melted butter. Put a spoonful of the mixture on top of the jam and put in the oven at 180 degrees celsius for about 15-20 minutes, until the tops go golden. Perfect little treats.

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Blogger anna said...

Hello Mr. Atrocity,

Your tarts look great. I love how the filling has puffed up. You say they are only a mouthful - but how many do you reckon you could you get in your mouth at once? Still, it would be a shame for the whole tray load to disappear in one sitting... ; )

9:42 am  
Blogger Andrew said...

You make it sound so easy... thanks for taking part. I must say yours do look good.

12:56 am  
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3:32 pm  
Blogger jenjen said...

These look so cute, it was a great idea to make them in the mini cake tins!

3:33 pm  

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