Saturday, June 27, 2009

Daring Bakers Challenge for June: Bakewell Tart

The June Daring Bakers' challenge was hosted by Jasmine of Confessions of a Cardamom Addict and Annemarie of Ambrosia and Nectar. They chose a Traditional (UK) Bakewell Tart... er... pudding that was inspired by a rich baking history dating back to the 1800's in England.

I followed the directions all the way on this one, and my tart was less than successful. The flavor was wonderful, but the tart, while browned almost too much on the outside, was still runny on the inside.
I used peach/blueberry jam from a vendor at my local Farmers Market instead of making an entire batch of jam just to have a cup to use for this recipe.
I'll try the recipe again, to see if I can detect any mistakes I made on this one, but I just don't think it worked for me as it should have. I've checked out other Daring Bakers' posts (just enter "daring bakers bakewell tart" into your search engine of choice) and the ones most of the bakers made came out baked through and cookie-like. (Check out this beautiful one and get the recipe and directions there while you are at it.)


Anonymous said...

It's not a flop - remember, is it a pudding or a tart? In this case, it's a pudding and it looks delicious!! Nicely done and the top of your frangipane is a lovly golden brown :)

Anzj said...

I thought in this recipe the high oventemperature was maybe a bit much and I baked my tart exactly half an hour in a much colder oven (175 Celsius). That worked fine and judging from your pictures that is what went wrong with your tart too! You should though try again, 'cause this tart is to die for! Good luck on your next Challenge.

Lynn said...

Thanks, lisamichele and Anzj! After it cooled all the way, it actually looked a lot more like the pictures of others' tarts. I think I may have baked it a little too high in my oven, too. The top browned and the tart didn't cook as well. But, as you say, the flavor is to die for!

KMDuff said...

Wow, yours is as brown as mine but not set up yet. I like the comment that its more of a pudding. That way its a success! Yay for yummy desserts though right?

isa said...

I agree with Lisamichele, in your case, it's a pudding. Sounds delicious! Nice job!