Bakewell Tart – My Family Ties

Bakewell Tart With Homemade Strawberry Jam

Home-made bakewell tart with homemade strawberry fridge jam with chia seeds.

Bakewell tart is one of my favourite sweet treats as I love the taste of almonds.  This time I used wholemeal flour in the pastry for a little variation, and instead of the traditional raspberry jam, I used my Strawberry Fridge Jam.


Shortcrust Pastry

175 g / 6 oz Wholemeal flour

75 g /  2.5 oz chilled butter

100 g / 3.5 oz caster sugar

Zest of one lemon

30 ml cold water

For The Filling

1/2 Jar Strawberry Jam – For my recipe for Strawberry Fridge Jam see Here
115 g / 4 oz butter
125 g / 4.5 oz caster sugar
115 g / 4 oz ground almonds
I egg beaten
Zest of one lemon
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon almond essence

3 Tablespoons plain flour


Preheat the oven to 200C / 400F / Gas mark 6

1.   To make the pastry place the flour and butter in a bowl and rub in the butter until you have a mixture that resembles fine breadcrumbs.

2.   Add in the water to make a soft pliable dough.

3.   Lightly flour your surface and rolling pin, then roll out the dough to fit your flan tin approx 8 inches, put the pastry into the flan tin and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

4.   Line with foil and place in the baking beans and then bake blind for 15 minutes.  Remove from the oven, take out the foil with the baking beans and return the flan to the oven for another 5 minutes.

5.   Spread the jam evenly onto the base of the flan.

6.   Cream the butter, sugar, almond essence and lemon zest until well beaten and pale.

7.   Add the egg, beat well.  If using a cake mixer, turn down and add the baking powder, ground almonds and flour until incorporated.

8.   Spread evenly into the flan, on top of the jam, place into the oven for approx 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown on top.

9.   Take out the flan and allow to cool before serving.

You can decorate the flan with flaked almonds, or with icing, or just with a dusting of icing sugar as I have.

Home-made bakewell tart with homemade strawberry fridge jam with chia seeds.

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  1. July 23, 2014 / 8:43 am

    I'm not very good at baking, but I may give this one a go!!

    • July 23, 2014 / 9:19 am

      It is pretty easy to make and it tastes so delicious, tweet me a pic if you do I would love to see your baking ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  2. July 23, 2014 / 12:27 pm

    Can you believe I've never had a bakewell tart? I'm not british so maybe that's why!! This does sound yummy so might have to give it a try.

    • July 23, 2014 / 12:37 pm

      Go for it! and let me know how you get on ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. July 23, 2014 / 1:14 pm

    Oh this looks lovely. I've never made Bakewell Tart. I used to hate the almond-y taste but I'm becoming more partial to it now in my old age!

  4. July 25, 2014 / 12:59 pm

    Bakewell tart will forever remind me of my childhood, and I'd never even thought to make it. Your recipe and pictures definitely make me want to give it a go though!

    • July 25, 2014 / 2:10 pm

      How kind! I too have really fond memories of my granny making this for me, and it was really great to replicate this for my children, thank you for taking the time to comment ๐Ÿ™‚ I would love to know how you get on if you try it out x

  5. July 25, 2014 / 9:05 pm

    Bakewell tart is one of my favourites too. I like your changes from the traditional with wholemeal flour and strawberry jam. Your Bakewell tart looks superb.

    • July 25, 2014 / 9:18 pm

      Thank you Julie, it was a lot of fun to make and it didn't hang around long either! Always a good sign! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. July 28, 2014 / 11:51 am

    Utterly stunning! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  7. August 3, 2014 / 3:56 am

    I have never heard of Bakewell tart but I love almond flavour so would probably enjoy it, if someone were kind enough to make me one. I have to admit I'm a bit of a lazy baker/cook so don't know if I'd get round to making one myself. I do enjoy it when I have a go though.


    • August 4, 2014 / 10:35 pm

      Give it a try, I would love to know how you get on and if you like it. Thanks for your lovely comment ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. August 4, 2014 / 4:44 pm

    OMG this sound delicious! Will have to make one with homemade custard to pour over!

  9. August 8, 2014 / 12:43 pm

    Oh wow, I love Bakewell Tarts but never had the guts to try and make my own. I may give this recipe a go though! ๐Ÿ™‚ #GBBOLinkUp

  10. August 11, 2014 / 7:54 am

    Yum. This looks amazing, I am a huge fan of Bakewell tart too. Thanks for linking up #GBBOLinkUp xx

  11. August 13, 2014 / 5:51 am

    One of my favourite puddings. Like it with custard.

  12. August 13, 2014 / 2:43 pm

    That looks gorgeous #GBBOLinky

  13. August 19, 2014 / 8:21 am

    this looks tasty. we don't see this tart often in australia but i think i have had it before. maybe when we were in england:)

    • September 8, 2014 / 9:37 pm

      Thank you Sherry, next time you are in the UK I will bake it for you ! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. October 9, 2014 / 10:00 am

    I love Bakewell tarts, and this recipe sounds fantastic!

  15. January 9, 2015 / 9:06 pm

    Look bakewell tart but not sure i would be very good at the pastry!


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