Saturday, June 27, 2009

Daring Bakers: Bakewell Tart...errrr...Pudding

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.  The recipe will be posted on the host blogs.

In the recipe directions for the frangipane, it said:  "The batter may appear to curdle. In the words of Douglas Adams: Don’t panic. Really. It’ll be fine."  Um, could say it curdles...

However, it bakes up wonderfully!  I used a raspberry preserves (because I like the seeds!!) and a wee bit of chocolate in the bottom of the tart...errr...pudding crust.  Katherine and I cut into it while it was still warm - it was okay but not making my heart throb.  I had another piece for breakfast on Thursday morning - loved it!  So did Nin and Natalie (our friend who comes over to spend the day with us while I work).  Annie didn't like the seeds in the raspberry preserves at all.

I'll definitely try making this again.  The pastry crust wasn't nearly as difficult to make as I was afraid it would be and I actually did quite well!  And hey! I finally got to use the tart pan that my friend Kathie gave me for my birthday last year!!!  :)  Fun!!!


  1. Your tart looks luscious! Good job!

  2. Yup, this is a tart that's better when cooled a bit. Glad you and your friends liked it.

    Thanks for participating.

  3. Yummmersss... that tart looks delicious... and yes, just like stew or chili, the tart is even better tasting the next day. Way to go on the June challenge, you rocked it :)

  4. Mmmm... well, it looks good!