Saturday, June 27, 2009

Daring Bakers June 2009: Bakewell Tart

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The June Daring Bakers' challenge was hosted by Jasmine of Confessions of a Cardamom Addict and Annemarie of Ambrosia and Nectar. They chose a Traditional (UK) Bakewell Tart... er... pudding that was inspired by a rich baking history dating back to the 1800's in England.

I admit, I had a lot of fun with this. I hated doing the shortcrust pastry, as always. I just can't seem to roll out pastry, no matter what. It doesn't matter though, because I don't much like eating it, either. I make pies sometimes, but they're really not my favorite thing to eat. However, I really, really liked the filling on this one, so I was quite happy to make it anyway!

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I used a homemade strawberry-rhubarb jam that I dug up from a dark corner of my freezer - I can't really tell you a recipe for it, but I don't think it was very complicated... (Mostly strawberries, a little rhubarb and vanilla, and a bit of jam sugar, I bet.)

I will most definitely post the recipe for this tart eventually, as it's something I'll be doing again, but since my tiny chef wants my attention now, that will have to wait for another day!

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You can find the recipe here, the blogroll here, and the discussion forums - open to everyone! - here.

17 comments:

Anula said...

Lovely tart you had :) I also enjoyed this challenge a lot and result was a big and nice surprise to me ;) Cheers.

Basht said...

looks good... strawberry rhubard mmmm
good job

Christa said...

We live only half an hour from Bakewell where this pudding was invented and every time we go there we always stop by at the bakery that originally made it. They also have the original recipe ;)

I've never had a "Bakewell Tart" or pudding that taste anything like the original. Often people overdo it when they try to make it.

The original is very very VERY nice though, and if any of you are in Derbyshire, England at any point, don't miss Bakewell. It's well worth the visit :)

lisamichele said...

Mmm..strawberry-rhubarb jam sounds so luscious as a layer beneath your gorgeous frangipane! Wonderful job and beautiful Bakewell!

Dips said...

Great effort and great pics !! Cheers !!

Dragon said...

Strawberry-rhubarb jam sound perfect for this tart! Great job on this month's challenge.

Zita said...

Love your green plate, and the tart looks very delicious :)

Arundathi said...

my shortcrust pastry didn't turn out so great and i'm wondering whether i'll make it again.
yours looks gorgeous!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A delicious looking tart! Great job!

Cheers,

Rosa

Christina said...

Great looking tart! Love starwberries and rhubarb together!

Pene said...

Your tart looks great, Anne. I watched Jamie Oliver make pastry & one of his tricks for rolling pastry was to put the dough between 2 sheets of baking paper & then it doesn't stick to the bench or roller. He also said to always roll away from you & then turn the pastry to go in another direction.

Isolated Foodie said...

Beautiful tart! I love rhubarb and I can imagine the tartness matched very well with the frangipane.

Amy J. said...

Mmmm, that looks great! Congrats on this month's challenge!

MeetaK said...

strawberry rhubarb a classic and so perfect for the tart. nice one!

Jo said...

Great job on your challenge and your tart looks delicious. Glad you liked this one after all.

ice tea: sugar high said...

Love that green plate. Your tart look fantastic

jasmine said...

Glad you had a fun time with the tart (pastry excluded).

Thanks for participating.

j