Famous Bakewell Tart & Pudding

Bakewell Tart

The Bakewell tart is a traditional English baked cake native to the town of Bakewell.

The tart consists of a shortcrust pastry shell, covered in jam and covered with a sponge style filling enriched with ground almonds. This is known as Frangipane.

Traditionally the cakes are also covered with nuts such as almonds and peanuts.

Bakewell Tart recipe on Foodzia


Bakewell Pudding

Bakewell is also the home of the authentic Bakewell Pudding.

The recipe consists of a puff pastry shell with covered in jam, with a filling of eggs, sugar, butter and almonds.

Legend has it that the dish was an accidental invention during the 1860s. A nobleman visited the White Horse Inn (today known as the The Rutland Arms) and ordered a strawberry tart.

The cook, instead of stirring the egg mixture into the cake as would normally happed, spread it over the jam, and the Bakwell Pudding was born.



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