It’s that time of year again Valentine’s Day and they way to anyone’s heart is sometimes through baking.
I love a Bakewell Tart be it mini or a large one to share with friends and family.
Be it Valentine’s Day or any day of the year they could even be for a friend who’s unwell or fwmiot member as a loving gift or treat, what’s not to love about the smell of freshly baked goods in your home.
The aroma is something special and it’s always good to have a tempting treat for visitors. If I could bottle the smell of anything baked and make candles out of it they’d probably sell like hot cakes.
Which leads me to the Recipe
I thought I’d create some Bakewell Tart heart biscuit/Cookies & created this Melt in your mouth pink velvety raspberry flavoured biscuit, with an almond icing top layer and covered in sprinkles.
Raspberry flavouring about 20 drops for a good flavour.
150g of plain flour Homepride
1 medium egg yolk
150g of (stork butter)
75g of caster sugar
1 tsp of almond essence
Red food colouring
Cream The butter and sugar together in a bowl till white & creamy
Add the egg & raspberry flavour and mix
then finally add the sieved flour & Fold in gently until fully combined
once combined, lay out cling film on the work top and spoon onto it, wrap & flatten into a square, wrap & put it in the fridge for 1 & and half hours.
after this time It’ll still be slightly soft but don’t worry, unwrap put onto a floured surface and flatten to about a quarter inch thick and cut out your biscuits.
line baking trays with parchment paper.
Baking Time 30-40 minutes but watch them once baked they will be slightly soft to the touch.
Fan assisted oven 120c
transfer to cooling rack after 5 mins of cooling
leave to cool completely before decorating
Put Sprinkles in a separate bowl
add 100g of icing sugar in a bowl with a table spoon or 2 of water mix well,
till you have a good cosistency to cover the top by placing upside down into the icing then place into the sprinkles to cover the top
Once decorated leave to set and then go can enjoy.
If you’d like to try this recipe out please do let me know what you thought.
Many thanks and happy baking