I'm craving foor Bakewell Tarts but they're not available at M & S (Mark & Spencer) . Yup! M & S is the only place that I can get Bakewell Tarts over here . They're quite nice & I love the rich buttery pastry crust . Anyway to ease my craving , I'll have to make some myself , don't I . I still have 2 jars of homemade apple jam in the fridge so let's make the most of it . LOL I've made a sweet crust pastry & almond filling which I've reduced considerably the amount of sugar . That makes the tart not too overly sweet . I love to enjoy this rich tart with some lemon tea . How about you ?
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Apple Bakewell Tart
Recipe of I-Lost in Austen
For pâte sable ( sweet shortcrust pastry):
125g butter - room temperature
75g powdered sugar
2 egg yolks
4 tbsp of milk
A pinch of salt
Rice or dried beans
5 – 6 Tbsp of apple jam (For recipe HERE)
For Almond filling (Frangipane) :
2 eggs – lightly beaten
80g powdered sugar
120g ground almond
60g butter – room temperature
1 vanilla pod – halved lengthways & seeds scraped out
1) For sweet crust pastry:
Combine flour, sugar, salt in a bowl & rub in butter till crumbs. Add in sugar, egg yolks & milk & knead till smooth dough. . Place in a polybag & chill for 2 hours.
2) Preheat oven to
& grease mini tart cases. Remove
pastry from refrigerator & place the dough on a lightly floured surface and
use a rolling pin that is absolutely straight. Lightly dust it with flour and
place it in the centre of the dough. Roll the dough up onto the rolling pin and
gently unroll it over one of the prepared pie pan. Press the dough into the pan
and roll the pin over the top of the pan to remove the excess dough & prick
all over the dough with a fork . Fill with rice or dried beans, & bake for
10 mins. Remove from oven & leave to cool.
3) To Make almond filling (Frangipane) :
Beat sugar & eggs till creamy . Whisk in ground almond & butter till well combined . Add in vanilla seeds & mix well .
4) Spread evenly apple jam on crust pastry then add buttery almond mixture over the top . Sprinkle with almond flakes & bake in the oven for 30 mins till golden brown . Remove from oven & leave to cool .