Saturday, June 27, 2009

Bakewell Tartelettes



The June Daring Bakers‘ challenge was hosted by Jasmine of Confessions of a Cardamom Addict and Annemarie of Ambrosia and Nectar. They chose a Traditional (UK) Bakewell Tart… er… pudding that was inspired by a rich baking history dating back to the 1800’s in England.

When I first read about this month's challenge, I didn't really know what to expect. I had never tasted a Bakewell tart, and am not usually a fan of jam-based desserts. However, I was enthusiastic at the prospect of trying something new and got a glass jar of Italian strawberry jam (which turned out to be extraordinary)to get my imagination going. I actually ended up sticking to the recipe pretty closely, and loved using the jam as a base layer.

Growing up eating "galette des rois" every year, I knew that any chance to make a frangipane should be taken. I love the taste of this flavorful ground almond mixture, and it's so easy to make. They were a lovely addition to the strawberry jam. I opted for making small tartelettes, which were fun to fill and watch puff up in the oven. The result were adorable little baked treats, albeit a little sweet for my taste.

32 comments:

Elissa said...

Your little tarts are beautiful. The frangipane looks so soft and cakey, mmm! I'm sure it only got better with that strawberry jam.

Rose at The Bite Me Kitchen said...

oOOH yours are so tiny & bite-sized! Beautifully done! Those look delicious!

Anula said...

Lovely little tarts. They look sooo yummy! I'm sure they were delicious :) Cheers.

Basht said...

those are sooo cute!

Engineer Baker said...

Wow, those are definitely adorably bite-sized! Sorry it was too sweet for you, but still - a wonderful job!

lisamichele said...

Your tartelettes are perfection, like little macarons! Hmm..a frangipane filled macaron would be kind of neat. Regardless, love the beautiful photos as usual, and I would also love a couple of those baby Bakewell bites. Very well done!

La Table De Nana said...

I love frangipane..especially with jam..I would love to try and make these soon.They look lovely and delicious.

Dragon said...

I love your little tarts! Great job on this month's challenge.

Sara said...

Adorable! I love the mini tarts...sounds really delicious! :)

tara said...

Those are adorable, with a gorgeous texture. Well done. I have been trying to get in contact with you, as you were the winner of my Martha Stewart Cupcakes contest - please email me at tara [at] sevenspoons [dot] net as soon as possible. Congratulations!

Junglefrog said...

I love the size of your tiny tarts! How did you make them? I mean in which form did you bake them? Muffin tins?

Y said...

Those are so cute! I love your bite-sized versions of the Bakewell.

Christina said...

Such adorable little tarts! I love it!

anna said...

Ooh, they look like little muffins! Yum!

Stacy said...

Oh they look so tiny, perfect and totally yummy!!! I feel like I have seen a million of these and there have only been two (those two including yours of course!), that look delicious enough to give it a try!!! I am putting these on my "to do- a.k.a. to bake list" for this week! Thanks for sharing and beautifully done!

Lauren said...

super cute cupcake looking tarts!

Coco Bean said...

I didn't know that galette des rois were made with frangipane. You learn something new every day. I love the tartelettes, they look so adorable!
Oh, and yes, we will be around in two weeks. I am finally done school and will be sitting around till I find a decent job. Just let us know when you get back in. Have a great trip!

Beryl said...

Beautiful little tartlettes. What did you bake them in?

lisa (dandysugar said...

I love the beautiful simplicity of your tartlets. Your frangipane looks so soft and cake-like. They look wonderful.

Isolated Foodie said...

They're such sweet little tarts! I love how so many people played with the shape and size of these.

pigpigscorner said...

THey look like little cupcakes!

sweetakery said...

your little so cutee!! they look so yumm! =) cheers

The Food Librarian said...

These are so cute! Perfect little bite size pieces.

Hilary said...

Your version is adorable!

Ingrid said...

Your tarts, er puddings look great and I love the size you chose to make them.
~ingrid

nick said...

These look really good, though I must admit, after reading your post I kinda want a galette des rois.

creampuff said...

I wish I had made minis! They look so cute!

ice tea: sugar high said...

WOW! your photo is amazing. Love the box. Those tarts are so adorable.

Justin said...

what a beautiful photo

Kevin said...

Those tarts look so light and fluffy and good. Nice photo!

Cakespy said...

Gosh, I thought I had already left a comment to say how gorgeous these looked, but I just came back and realized I must not have! Kudos on these gorgeous looking little tartelettes. They look beautiful and delicious!

Allie said...

Wow, great picture of those tarts - they look great!

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