Inspired by the technical challenge in Bake Off this week we made a sort-of-Bakewell Tart yesterday.
I have always loved Bakewell Tart but haven’t made one in years so when we were watching Bake Off last week and it came up as the technical challenge I said, to OH and Flo, ‘let’s make one at the weekend’.
OH said ‘yes’, Flo said ‘can we put chocolate on it?’ Flo doesn’t think a cake is worth bothering with unless it has chocolate on it.
My instant reaction was ‘no’ because a chocolate bakewell just wasn’t right but then, after a little consideration I thought, ‘why not’. Chocolate and almonds work together so why not replace the icing with a chocolate ganache?
So yesterday we followed the traditional Bakewell recipe with almond pastry, (homemade) raspberry jam and frangipane filling. Once baked and cooled we topped it with a chocolate ganache made with equal quantities of dark and milk chocolate and cream.
Oh my, how delicious! A chocolate frangipane tart works – who knew? (Okay, so it looks a bit rough round the edges but it tasted great!)
I hope you all had a good weekend.