Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Cranberry Bakewell


There was quite a story to this baking session.  I made a cranberry bakewell tart for a pre-Christmas lunch with friends.  The first stage of the process was to make a cranberry jam with fruit and sugar.


Once completed, the jam was added to a pastry shell and then covered with a frangipan filling made of ground almonds and butter.


It all seemed quite straightforward until it came to the baking stage.  I made this tart in a loose-bottom tin and the filling leaked in the bottom of the oven.  I walked into the kitchen to find thick black smoke and flames in the base of the oven!  Anyway, all as well after a few stressful minutes and I even managed to salvage it and add the icing.  

It certainly tasted good, with no evidence of the trauma involved in the baking process!

2 comments:

Rosie said...

The Bakewell Tart looks and sounds very tasty, Marie. Glad you were able to salvage it and enjoy it with your friends:)

Tracy said...

OOOooo... I LOVE Bakewell Tart, and love the idea of cranberries in it! Yours looks lovely, in spite of a few nervy moments with the baking. ;) mmm... Baking & treats sure lift the spirits these winter days, don't they?! ((HUGS))