Saturday, June 27, 2009

Daring Bakers June Challenge - Bakewell Tart..er..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.

Finally a challenge that allowed me to bring out my as-yet-unused tart pan. The Bakewell Tart consists of three parts - a sweet pastry, jam and frangipane, a lovely almond filling. I opted to do a classic flavour combination of almond paired with raspberry jam and ended up with, in my opinion, a very authentic tasting tart.

The crust was solid and held everything together. The jam was seedless store-bought and provided a splash of sweetness and the frangipane was light in texture and the star of the tart. It cut beautifully and tasted even better cold the next day.

I really enjoyed this challenge. The tart was easy to prepare, looks impressive and was extremely edible. I will make it a point to work with frangipane again - I loved it.

12 comments:

Dharm said...

Your tart looks great! This was indeed a very nice challenge - both in the making and the eating! Great Job!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A beautiful tart! Great job!

Cheers,

Rosa

Audax said...

wonderful looking tart and yes the classic flavours are the best for this pudding.

Aparna said...

Your tart looks perfect. And the picture is very nice.
This is the first time I've made frangipane.

Sara said...

Yum, your tart looks really delicious! :)

jasmine said...

So glad you liked our challenge. As always, your version looks great.

Thanks for participating.

j

Jenny said...

I like your tart stand, so pretty and white. The tart is lovely too.

breadchick said...

Oh yea, I was excited to use the tart pan I don't get to use very often too!

Hope mine turns out as well as yours did!

Tammy said...

your tart looks great. I enjoyed this challenge too

Kahtlyn said...

Well done, well done! I agree on the fragipane - I didn't even know what it was before this challenge. The husband ate most of the leftover batter, which was a sure sign that the tart was going to be pretty great. I agree on the leftover/cold point too - I've been eating the little tartlettes I made out of the fridge in the morning. This challenge is going to gain me another five pounds! Cheers.

creampuff said...

Glad you finally got to use that baking tart, Jen!

Poo (elenis.com) said...

Yummmmmyyyy...
The pudding look delicious, thanks!