Monday, 26 March 2012

Mini Bakewell Tarts

I made these tarts a few weekends ago when I had the day spare and kitchen free. When I initially read the recipe properly, I was worried about the pastry because it contains no sugar. When I ate my first finished tart, that completely made sense. Sweet strawberry jam, fluffy almond sponge, smooth lemon icing and a sticky glace cherry – if the pastry had been sweet as well these could easily go into overload and become sickly. As it is, I was more than happy with them.DSCF8966 I saw these on Jo’s lovely What do you make of my cake? blog, and was severely tempted straight away. I can’t believe I managed to wait so long before making them myself! They look so dainty and cute and very much reminded me of a bake suitable for Red Nose Day or Comic Relief with their bright red cherry. I love bakewell tarts, having made a whole one before, and also tried the Mr Kipling ones but I knew these would be so much better. As I’ve shown previously, shop bought baked goods often contain all sorts of crazy ingredients and the Mr Kipling Mini Bakewell Tarts (which look pretty much identical to mine) are no different, with over 30 ingredients…
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Really, these Mini Bakewell Tarts are not that hard to make and you can be safe in the knowledge that all ingredients are pronounceable. Also, seeing as you’ve gone to the trouble of making them yourself you definitely deserve more than one :) You can find Jo’s original post with the recipe here – definitely give them a try. Even though they aren’t tiny and are quite sweet, I still found these quite addictive – enjoy!DSCF8965

6 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

They look so pretty and tempting! The supermarket stuff is yucky, unless you go to Bakewell or buy them from a good bakery...

Cheers,

Rosa

Jules said...

They look and sound fabulous. I adore Bakewell tart in its many forms.

Jo said...

They look so cute and definitely taste way better than the shop bought version. I want to make these again now!

Faith said...

These are adorable, Lucy! I've never had a Bakewell tart but I'd love to make them...they sound lovely!

Nisrine said...

Very beautiful tarts, Lucy. I love the almond filling.

Hope you've been well. :)

Laura Hamilton said...

They look so cute - definitely a must try! Thanks! :)