Today's the day ! To mark World Baking Day (again !), this time I've tried out the level 15 recipe for Bakewell Tart Biscuits. Although to be honest, I didn't have any almonds or almond extract so mine are more like posh jam tarts - nevertheless the kids loved them (and they're not the only ones) !
Here's the ingredients list for the original recipe :
For the biscuits:
140g caster sugar
1 egg yolk
2 tsp almond extract
300g plain flour (plus extra for dusting)
For the filling and topping:
100g - 150g Raspberry Jam
100g Icing sugar
Flaked Almonds (optional)
Here's how we got on :
Cream together the margarine and sugar.
Add the egg yolk.
Mix in the flour with your hands and shape into a ball of dough.
Wrap in clingfilm and chill for at least an hour or two.
Use two different sized pastry cutters to create biscuit bases and biscuit borders.
Bake in the oven for a few minutes - I was actually pleasantly surprised at how well they hold their shape.
Spread raspberry jam (or lemon curd or whatever other jam you fancy) on the base biscuit and top with a border biscuit.
Very simple but very impressive and much prettier than regular jam tarts.
The kids were too impatient to eat them so I didn't bother with the icing or flaked almonds and they were still lovely.
Are you planning to #bakebrave today?
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