Bakewell tart slices - recipe

Bakewell tart slices

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  1. 1

    Put the flour, salt, sugar, butter and almonds into a food processors and pulse until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 425g Plain white flour
    • ½tsp Salt
    • 250g Butter (unsalted)
    • 175g Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • 50g Almonds (ground)
  2. 2

    Add the eggs and eggs yolks one at a time and pulse until a smooth dough is formed.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 1 Egg(s) (free range) medium, beaten
    • 2 Egg yolk(s) (free range) medium
  3. 3

    Wrap the dough in cling film and chill in the fridge for half an hour.

  4. 4

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (gas mark 4). Grease and flour a 30 x 20cm/12 x 8″ loose bottom tart tin.

  5. 5

    Unwrap the chilled pastry and roll out onto a cold, floured work surface. This pastry can be very fragile to handle so work quickly.

  6. 6

    Line the tart tin with the pastry and trim off any excess. Prick the base with a fork, and then cover the pastry lightly with some baking paper. Cover the paper with baking beans or uncooked rice and place into the oven to bake blind for 15 minutes.

  7. 7

    Remove from the oven and remove the baking beans. Return to the oven for a further 5 minutes to dry the pastry further.

  8. 8

    Reduce the oven temperature to 165C (fan oven 145C, gas mark 2).

  9. 9

    For the filling, mix together the ground almonds and caster sugar. Add the beaten eggs and almond extract and mix well. When the pastry has cooled spread a generous layer of raspberry jam onto the pastry base. Pour the filling mixture over the raspberry jam to fill the pastry case.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 400g Almonds (ground)
    • 175g Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • 4 Egg(s) (free range) medium, beaten
    • ½tsp Almond extract
    • 3 tbsp Raspberry jam good quality
  10. 10

    Top with flaked almonds, then bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the filling is baked through and golden brown on top. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Cut into slices and serve.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 50g Almonds (flaked)

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