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Warner's Taste Club - Cherry Bakewell recipe
Warner's Taste Club - Cherry Bakewell recipe

Cherry Bakewell

Try this classic with a seasonal twist from Eric Worger, Head Chef at The Broadway Hotel…

Ingredients for the Sweet Pastry

  • 500g Plain flour
  • 200g Diced butter
  • 200g Icing sugar
  • 3 Medium eggs
  • Pinch of salt

Method for the Sweet Pastry

  • Mix together the flour, butter, sugar, salt until bread crumb consistence
  • Add eggs and bring together (use mixing machine to speed this up)
  • Rest pastry in fridge for a least 15mins (or maximum of 3 days)

Ingredients for Blind Bake Pastry

  • Sweet pastry from previous step

Method for Blind Bake Pastry

  • Pre heat oven 160°C and line 12inch tin
  • Roll out sweet pastry until 3mm depth
  • Line tart case with baking parchment (or double layer of cling film) and on top put either baking beans or rice
  • Bake pastry in oven for 15-20mins then remove from oven and take off baking parchment and baking beans
  • Bake for another 10mins to cook base of pastry (pastry will be pale but obviously cooked)
  • Remove from oven and leave to cool

Ingredients for the Frangipane

  • 125g Caster sugar
  • 125g Unsalted butter (soft, but not melted)
  • 5 Medium eggs
  • 125g Plain flour
  • 125g Ground almonds

Method for the Frangipane

  • Into the mixing machine add the sugar and butter (mix until paste consistence)
  • Add eggs one by one and mix slowly
  • Continue until all eggs are added and mixture is light and fluffy (don’t over mix)
  • Gently fold in flour and ground almonds and mix (don’t over mix)

Ingredients for the Cherry Filling

  • 125g Good quality cherry jam (or make your own jam from scratch)
  • 75g Fresh cherries (pitted and halved)

Method for the Cherry Filling

  • Mix jam and cherries together and put to one side for later use

To Serve

  • Pre heat oven 160°C
  • Spoon cherry filling into pastry case to cover bottom (approx. 1cm depth)
  • Carefully spoon frangipane mixture on top
  • Arrange fresh cherries on top
  • Sprinkle with flaked almonds
  • Bake for 20-25mins
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To drink

Warner's Taste Club - Cherry Bakewell recipe

Partner this sweet tart with one of Humblebee Refresher natural juices. Head over to Star Supplier for great offers on this fantastic range of juices…

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