Jamie Davidson-Birch's
Bakewell Tart

  • Bake type: Tarts
  • Made in: Bristol
  • Skill level: Medium
  • Time taken: 3 hours

About this Bake

I attempted Mary Berry's Bakewell tart, with an almond feathered icing layer. The tart has an enriched sweet shortcrust case, with a layer of raspberry jam, followed by a Frangipane baked layer and topped with almond icing. The total bake time was around 3-3.5 hours and I enjoyed every minute of it.

Top tip

The recipe suggests rolling out the dough straight away after making, this makes it much harder to roll out to a good thickness (around 2mm) before lining the fluted tart tin and chilling. I'd recommend 15 mins in the freezer first and 15 mins more in the freezer once lined.