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bakewell tart

April 3, 2009


Since Jamie Oliver made Barack Obama a Bakewell Tart for dessert last night, Ella made us a Bakewell Tart for dessert tonight.  It was my clever idea.

(No, there is not an original thought in my head).

I had never even heard of a Bakewell Tart before yesterday.  The tart comes from the town of Bakewell, in Northern England, and the name originates from a witty customer who proclaimed the tart from Bakewell to be ‘baked well’. I think the town of Bakewell has gotten a lot of mileage from this over the years, similar to the Nanaimo Bar in Nanaimo phenomenon.   Edmonton has gotten zero mileage out of ‘Edmonton food specialties’ over the years.    You are welcome to prove me otherwise.

Here’s the recipe Ella used – from Leite’s Culinaria’s site – Jamie Oliver’s original recipe.  Obama Food oddly posted a different recipe for Bakewell Tart from the dinner last night.   Ella used Jamie’s original recipe.

The final product was delicious.  Not too sweet, with a tart lemon crust, eggy almond filling, and crunchy top.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. davidleite permalink
    April 7, 2009 2:04 pm

    Wow! Look at the photo. Even better than the one on my site–and that’s from the cookbook! Congrats.

  2. April 7, 2009 2:11 pm

    Hey, thanks! My daughter Ella (age 12) made it – she’s a fabulous baker. And I threw it on the cutting board and held it in front of the window to take the photo.

    As a very strange coincidence, I was just eating a leftover piece of that very tart when your comment came in. Four days later, it still scrumptious warmed up with a bit of whipped cream on the side…

  3. davidleite permalink
    April 7, 2009 2:21 pm

    Wow! Quite a baker. She’s got a good future ahead of her. I love that tart.

  4. ellahorne permalink
    April 7, 2009 2:21 pm

    thank you very much.


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