Sour cranberry Bakewell

Serves 12 to 16

  • For the pastry

  • 250 g plain flour, plus extra for dusting

  • 100 g icing sugar, sifted

  • 125 g cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes

  • 1 orange

  • 1 large free-range egg, beaten

  • a splash of milk

  • For the cranberry jam

  • 500 g fresh or frozen cranberries

  • 150 g golden caster sugar

  • 2 oranges

  • For the frangipane

  • 100 g blanched hazelnuts

  • 100 g shelled walnuts

  • 250 g cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes

  • 250 g golden caster sugar

  • 1 lemon

  • 1 orange

  • 3 large free-range, eggs

  • 60 g plain flour

I'm really excited about this tart. It's my contribution to the evolutionary journey of the great British Bakewell tart, which was born when somebody in a pub kitchen made a mistake while making a Bakewell pudding. I'm using hazelnuts and walnuts in place of almonds to give the filling a wicked sort of praline flavour.



Sift the flour and half the icing sugar into a large bowl, then rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Mix in the zest of the orange, then add the beaten egg and a small splash of milk and mix together until you have a ball of dough. Don't work it too much. Lightly flour the dough, wrap it in cling film, then chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. After that time, roll the pastry out on a clean floured surface until it's about 0.5cm thick. Loosely roll it around the rolling pin, then unroll it over a 25cm loose-bottomed tart tin. Ease the pastry into the tin, pushing it into the corners. Trim off any excess overhanging pastry, wrap that in cling film and keep for use in another recipe. Prick the base of the tart all over with a fork. Cover with cling film and chill in the fridge for another 30 minutes.



Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4. Remove the cling film from the chilled base, then line it with scrunched-up greaseproof paper and dried rice. Blind bake for 12 minutes, then remove the paper and rice and bake for a further 5 minutes. Meanwhile, put a large pan on a medium heat and add the cranberries, sugar and the zest and juice from 11⁄2 oranges. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer over a medium to low heat and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lovely and jammy. At this point, take the pan off the heat and leave to cool.



Blitz the nuts for the filling in a food processor until really fine. Tip into a clean bowl, then put the butter and sugar into the food processor and whiz until pale, creamy and fluffy. Grate the zest of the lemon and orange into the food processor, then crack in the eggs, one at a time, keeping the food processor running until well mixed. Tip the blitzed nuts back into the food processor along with the flour, and blitz again to mix. Set aside.



Spread a third of your cooled cranberry jam mixture over the base of your pastry case, then spoon over the frangipane and gently spread it out. Dot a few more blobs of cranberry jam on top, and put the rest of it aside (it will be delicious on toast and makes the perfect filling for jam tarts. Cook the tart in the hot oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until golden and set. Once cooked, leave to cool for 20 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack while you make your icing.



Put the remaining icing sugar into a bowl, then squeeze in drops of juice from the zested orange and lemon until you have a nice thick drizzly mixture. Serve the tart drizzled with that zesty icing, and with a little dollop of cream, if you like.

Nutritional Information

Sour cranberry Bakewell

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My sweet and sour bakewell tart has a wicked praline filling, and the sour cranberries really make the whole thing sing.
Serves 12 to 16
1h 50m
Not too tricky
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I'm really excited about this tart. It's my contribution to the evolutionary journey of the great British Bakewell tart, which was born when somebody in a pub kitchen made a mistake while making a Bakewell pudding. I'm using hazelnuts and walnuts in place of almonds to give the filling a wicked sort of praline flavour.

Sift the flour and half the icing sugar into a large bowl, then rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Mix in the zest of the orange, then add the beaten egg and a small splash of milk and mix together until you have a ball of dough. Don't work it too much. Lightly flour the dough, wrap it in cling film, then chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. After that time, roll the pastry out on a clean floured surface until it's about 0.5cm thick. Loosely roll it around the rolling pin, then unroll it over a 25cm loose-bottomed tart tin. Ease the pastry into the tin, pushing it into the corners. Trim off any excess overhanging pastry, wrap that in cling film and keep for use in another recipe. Prick the base of the tart all over with a fork. Cover with cling film and chill in the fridge for another 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4. Remove the cling film from the chilled base, then line it with scrunched-up greaseproof paper and dried rice. Blind bake for 12 minutes, then remove the paper and rice and bake for a further 5 minutes. Meanwhile, put a large pan on a medium heat and add the cranberries, sugar and the zest and juice from 11⁄2 oranges. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer over a medium to low heat and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lovely and jammy. At this point, take the pan off the heat and leave to cool.

Blitz the nuts for the filling in a food processor until really fine. Tip into a clean bowl, then put the butter and sugar into the food processor and whiz until pale, creamy and fluffy. Grate the zest of the lemon and orange into the food processor, then crack in the eggs, one at a time, keeping the food processor running until well mixed. Tip the blitzed nuts back into the food processor along with the flour, and blitz again to mix. Set aside.

Spread a third of your cooled cranberry jam mixture over the base of your pastry case, then spoon over the frangipane and gently spread it out. Dot a few more blobs of cranberry jam on top, and put the rest of it aside (it will be delicious on toast and makes the perfect filling for jam tarts. Cook the tart in the hot oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until golden and set. Once cooked, leave to cool for 20 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack while you make your icing.

Put the remaining icing sugar into a bowl, then squeeze in drops of juice from the zested orange and lemon until you have a nice thick drizzly mixture. Serve the tart drizzled with that zesty icing, and with a little dollop of cream, if you like.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 634
    32%
  • Carbs 66.8g
    26%
  • Sugar 46.8g 52%
  • Fat 39.4g 56%
  • Saturates 17g 85%
  • Protein 7.6g 17%
Of an adult's reference intake

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