Paul Hollywood's tasty Bakewell tart recipe

Published Sunday, Sep 13 2015, 10:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
With a contrast of sharp raspberries and sweet frangipane, this recipe from the King of the tent himself is bound to be a hit!

bakewell tart

© Childhood Cancer Awareness Month


  • Pastry
  • 200g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 100g cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2–3 tsp ice-cold water
  • Frangipane filling
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 50g plain flour
  • 75g ground almonds
  • A drop of almond extract (optional)
  • 100g raspberry jam
  • 100g raspberries
  • 20g flaked almonds
  • To finish
  • Icing sugar, for dusting


1. To make the pastry, mix the flour and icing sugar together in a bowl. Add the butter and rub it in lightly with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

2. Mix the egg with the lemon juice and 2 tsp water. Stir into the mixture with a round-bladed knife, adding another 1 tsp water if necessary. (Alternatively you can make it in a food processor, blitzing the flour, icing sugar and butter together, then adding the liquid.)

3. As the dough comes together, gently knead it into a smooth ball. Wrap in cling film and chill for at least 15 minutes.

4. Heat the oven to 200°C/Gas 6. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface to a 3mm thickness and use to line a 36 x 12cm loose-bottomed tart tin (or a 23cm round tin), leaving a little excess overhanging the edge.

5. Line the pastry case with baking parchment and fill with baking beans or dried beans. Bake blind for 12–15 minutes, until the pastry is dry to the touch.

Nutrition Information

8-10 slices

Paul Hollywood has donated his recipe as part of CLIC Sargent's Power of Cake challenge, to encourage people to bake to raise money for CLIC Sargent, as part of childhood cancer awareness month.

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