In hindsight I should have gone on holiday a week or so earlier, but isn’t hindsight such a glorious thing ey. Now, I am not one to blow my own trumpet, but this stomped all over the typical cherry Bakewell tart. pinch of salt Take out, prick the base with a fork then cover in baking paper and fill with thin layer of baking beans and blind bake for 15 minutes. Put the sheet of pastry over the tart tin, you may need to re-roll slightly to ensure it covers the full tart tin. 300gr blackberries Sprinkle over the almonds then, bake at 170C for 20 minutes then reduce heat to 160C and bake for about 10 more minutes. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Not such a wise idea, I know. Now, I am not one to blow my own trumpet, but this stomped all over the typical cherry Bakewell tart. By continuing to use this site you are consenting to the use of cookies. Though some call it cheating, I call it being clever. I have picked loads and open froze them before popping into bags in the freezer to keep over the next few months. 6oz plain flour Change ). I love them in smoothies and they are great for enhancing  the taste of the more robust tasting green vegetables which are good to include but can be a challenge to get down. I’m back, sorry for the gap between posts, I do work 29 hours a week and I’m studying 90 credits this year on my degree so I’ve been a busy Bee recently, especially since starting studying at the start of October. As soon as we got back from Vietnam I then had my head in the books. Also if you use a smaller tin to me, please reduce the butter, sugar and almonds to 90g, flour to 35g and then just use 2 eggs. So as you can see from the picture above, I did cheat slightly (don’t judge), I used pre rolled pastry. © Grainne Parker 2017, Gnocchi with Broccoli, Capers and Roasted Peppers. ( Log Out /  ( Log Out /  I obviously used my Blackberry and ginger jam (see previous post) and some of the 100’s of blackberries I still have in the freezer. Once you've made your list, we can use it to find all the items that you want. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Baking gives me joy and I always think when you have put the effort into baking something and the family is sitting down together to enjoy it then it is a time for joy and happiness and not for guilt about eating something sweet. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to make sure you can always use our site. This is a very simple recipe, I loved making it. Enjoy warm with some cream and savour the taste of autumn. Make sure you don’t chop off the excess at this point as the pasty may shrink slightly. Blackberry Bakewell Cake Back Blackberry Bakewell Cake Legend has it the Bakewell cake was invented accidentally, when the almonds, sugar and eggs ended up as a layer of custard over the jam instead of being used to enrich the pastry, as intended. So I psyched myself up to call the company, expecting to put up an argument. Yeah homemade pastry would be much tastier but it’s much more time consuming, and previously mentioned I work and study, so I prefer to spend my time making and trying these recipes to share with you all. I have picked loads and open froze them before popping into bags in the freezer to keep over the next few months. Why not use our award-winning tablet and smartphone app? Though this is where the needed help came to an abrupt end. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. It’s a a real winner, looks gorgeous, tastes great and is easy to make and if you are really not into making pastry, there are plenty of options in the supermarket – just buy the shortcrust type. So back to zee Tart. Beat the butter lemon zest and sugar together. | The lanes and fields are lined with blackberries and this is a perfect tart to showcase their beauty. My mum is pretty hands on; she’ll give anything a go, so she came round eagerly and ready to help. Spoon or pipe over the almond cream and arrange the blackberries on top of the cream pushing them in slightly. Tip flour butter and salt into a food processor and pulse gently until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the eggs, almond extract, ground almonds and flour and mix well. ( Log Out /  Personally I don’t mind pre rolled pastry, I think it quick, easy and still tasty. Hence no blog posts nor much posted on social media. Either way, Kerchiiiing!! Now, I’m not one to rush things (i.e the job looked way too complicated and blerrghhh), so I waited until someone could come and help, which in most cases it’s my mum or grandad. This is to ensure we don’t get a soggy bottom, we don’t want to upset Paul Hollywood do we now. For those that only like a little icing, Mary's stripped down version of the classic Press the pastry into the creases; don’t be too harsh, we don’t want any holes. | So I can’t lie this was my second attempt at this recipe. Grease and line a 20cm round loose-based cake tin with baking parchment. I then pressed in my berries in a pretty pattern and as evenly as possible and sprinkled with flaked almonds. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. The tart is cooked when the tart is a light golden brown. 60-70ml approx cold water. Spoon 3 tbsp blackberry jam into the base of the partially cooked tart. Copyright warning Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. If you do want a recipe for sweet shortcrust pastry , give me a shout. Yes you guessed it from the description of the delivery; the oven door was all over my floor, waaahhhhhh!!! 140gr almond flour (almond meal) Like really, who throws a big heavy box full of glass???? ( Log Out /  No way was I going to get the blame for this bodge job. You can … If it comes out clean, it done, if not, stick it back in for a little longer but keep your eye on it. Scatter blackberries over the top then sprinkle over the flaked almonds and sugar. So, had it of gone perfect, you would have had this recipe weeks ago. WTF!!! We had got the old oven out, un plugged it, carried it together out of the way into the living room, grabbed some scissors to open the new oven in the box and that’s when it went belly up. Anyways, eventually it resulted in buying a new one as the oven man couldn’t fix it, well he could of; but it would of cost just as much to buy the two broken parts than to replace the oven. Eliza and Charlotte make a batch of delicious mini blackberry Bakewell tarts using shortcrust pastry, almond, butter, sugar, an egg and some blackberries - … Find out more. A5 Preheat the oven to 180ºC/160ºC fan/Gas 4. Take your pastry out of the oven and let it cool. Now getting the new oven was a palaver in itself, I just don’t have much luck with ovens. ( Log Out /  to be honest, I love to bake but we really don’t eat dessert in our house any more than once a week and when we do, it is home made so we know the quality of the ingredients and where they came from. Once rested, roll it out on a lighlty flour dusted surface to a 3mm thickness. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. 140gr icing sugar Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. I repeat do not cover in foil, well not at least until it’s partially cooked otherwise you lose any pretty pattern you made with your berries. Add your almond essence, ground almonds and flour and mix thoroughly until incorporated. Remove the beans and cool. Best though to save the nice big ones for dessert like this delicious tart. In the meantime beat you butter and sugar until light, smooth and fluffy. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Don’t forget to remove your beans and baking paper. Add the water and gently pulse again until it comes together Index card. Line a 200mm tart ring or tart tin with removable bottom. 50gr plain flour – you can use gluten free if you wish. You can ask my food tasters of the first attempt. And there were certain parts of the oven which were hotter than others, so we just did a switcharoo of the food to try and even the cooking out. I hope you do too, if you try it, please share a picture of yours. In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. And to my surprise, the girl said ‘no problem, I’ll get another ordered to be delivered tomorrow with another delivery company’, no joke, no questions asked or anything. Almond Filling So yeah, you nearly didn’t get any photos. Trim any excess, line with parchment and baking beans and bake at 170C for approximately 10 minutes. Add your eggs one at a time, keep mixing. DO NOT do this, was a blooming disaster. 3ozoz chilled butter, cubed So back to zee Tart. Add more or less depending how much you like jam, I didn’t hold back. So how is this conducive to a fit and healthy lifestyle…. But don’t add too much that it seeps out. Printable version Mary bloody Berry says to cover in tin foil when baking. Bake in the oven for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Instead I gave it another bash and here you are my lovely folk!! Add your jam and spread it evenly on the base.