Bakewell Pudding #GBBOBloggers2016 - Week 5

22 September 2016

This week is Pastry week in the Great British Bake Off and there is one dish I have always wanted to try and recreate, the Bakewell Pudding (not tart). When I first left school I worked at the bakers that made the original Bakewell Pudding and I just adored the smell when they came out of the oven. This was an easy choice but I had no idea how it would turn out.  Also I had to bake this well in advance of the screening, as when it is aired on Wednesday, I will still be in recovery from spinal surgery and therefore won't have seen the show.

Rough Puff Pastry
250g plain flour
250g butter
1tsp salt
150ml cold water

Pudding Filling
120g butter
120g caster sugar
55g ground almonds
2 eggs
3 extra egg yolks
2tbsp strawberry jam

1.  To make the pastry sift the flour and salt together then rub the butter loosely into the flour, you need to be able to see the bits of butter in the flour.
2.  Mix with the cold water until you have a dough and leave to rest in the fridge for around 30 minutes.
3.  Roll the dough into a rectangle only rolling in one direction.  Fold the sheet, top in to middle and bottom into middle and roll out again, turning a quarter turn before rolling.
4.  Leave the dough to rest for another 30 minutes before you line your pudding dish.
5.  Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
6.  Grease an 8 inch pudding basin and line it with your dough.
7.  Put the strawberry jam in the dough base and spread evenly.
8.  For the filling melt the butter in a pan.
9.  I used the Nutri Ninja to blend the eggs and egg yolks together and then added the melted butter, caster sugar and ground almonds.
10.  Pour the liquid (which is like a batter) over the jam.
11.  Cook for around 40 minutes on the middle shelf.
12.  Leave to cool and sprinkle with icing sugar.

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  1. Look gorgeous, well worth the effort ��I made one for last years' pastry challenge

  2. What an amzing bakewell tart and what a fascinating story about where you worked. Wishing you all the best for your surgery and a speedy recovery. x

  3. i did not know that the bakewell tart can also be known as a bakewell pudding, and that you worked in a bakery that made the first one! Great story :) it looks really nice and well done on making rough puff pastry - i have not attempted this yet.
    i also hope you are recovering following your hospital visit, and i appreciate you still finding the time to bake and link up xx

  4. As I clicked on this I was thinking OMG how has she done this when she has been in hospital! You are very organised and it looks lovely x

    1. Not always organised Louise but didn't want to miss it lol x

  5. That sounds delicious. Hope the surgery went well... wishing you a speedy recovery!

  6. Wishing you a good recovery Cathy, this looks so good!

  7. It looks really good. I hope you recover fast. xx

  8. I read about the Bakewell pudding when I was looking at the history of the tart, so it's lovely to see it still being made and looking so delicious. Hope you're recovering well from surgert cathy,
    Angela x

  9. a proper bakewell tart I love it. Get well soon after your surgery which I hope went to plan.


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