Origins of the Bakewell Tart
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Throughout history there have been many different views on how and when the Bakewell Tart was created
What is a Traditional Bakewell Tart - this is a very popular dessert using a recipe which as been passed down over generations.
Using shortcrust pastry, cover with a layer of jam, add a mixture of eggs (we use free range) sugar, ground almonds and margarine (suitable for vegetarian). Fill the pastry base with your ingredients and sprinkle with flaked almonds then bake in a warm oven.
In our Coffee Shop we serve them daily with either ice cream, cream or custard. If you prefer a sweeter version cover your Bakewell Tart with white fondant and add a cherry.
Our Traditional Bakewell Tart has become one of the most popular, other variations include Iced Cherry Bakewells, Jam and Coconut and Bakewell Puddings (these have a puff pastry base and were baked here in the 1870's for over 100 years using the recipe which Mrs Greaves's cook created by accident when making a tart at the White Horse Inn which was later passed on to one of the previous owners as stated in 'This England' in 1971), Our customers return on a regular basis to eat our delicious Bakewell Tarts and order online when they return home to send to family and friends home and abroad. Our famous recipe is kept safely locked away.
Today there's only one place that sells the Traditional Bakewell Tart, which is the The Bakewell Tart Shop and Coffee House.