Todd is a Bakewell Tart man. He loves, LOVES the flavour of Bakewell Tart(s)! It doesn't matter if it is a whole tart or small individual tarts. You can count him in if Bakewell Tart is on the menu.
A Bakewell tart is an English pastry consisting of a shortcrust pastry shell beneath a layers of jam, almond flavoured frangipane, and a topping of flaked almonds.Oftimes the flakes almonds are foregone and the tarts are topped with an almond glace icing and a glace cherry. Those are Todd's absolute favourites! You can also find it baked as a large tart as opposed to small individual tarts.
The definitive flavours are almond and raspberry . . . the rest (the icing and cherry) are just gilding an already beautifully flavoured lily.
These muffins are moist from the use of buttermilk in the batter and deliciously almondy, using both ground almonds and almond extract . . .
They are filled with sweet raspberry jam . . . just a dollop in the centre, prior to baking . . . kind of like my jam doughnut muffins are filled with jam. The jam really stays in the centre of these however, and I think it is the ground almonds in the batter which helps with this.
They crown beautifully and come out of the oven with lovely muffin tops! Ohh, I do so love a good muffin top . . . all crispy edged . . . my favourite part of any muffin!
The almond glaze tops the off beautifully . . . and of course that cherry is the perfect dressing! And so very bakewellie.
Perfect for Elevensies, tea time, breakfast on the go, brunch, picnic baskets, or just because . . .
Go on! Treat yourself! You won't regret it. I guarantee!
*Bakewell Tart Muffins*Makes 6
You will love these muffins. If you only bake one thing this weekend, let it be these! Bon Appetit!