a 1940’s Bakewell tart

Cooking time: 40 minutes     4 to 6 adult helpings


  • Sortcrust pastry (homemade or ready roll)
  • 2 tbsp jam
  • 2oz margarine
  • 2oz sugar
  • 1tsp almond essence
  • 1 egg
  • 2oz self-raising flour or plain flour with 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2oz soft breadcrumbs
  • 2oz soya flour
  • 2 tbsp milk


  1. Line a flan ring on a baking sheet or a pie plateor sandwich tin.
  2. Spread with the jam.
  3. Cream the margarine, sugar and essence together; beat the egg then add the flour or sifted flour and baking powder and remaining ingredients.
  4. Bake in the centre of a moderately hot oven for 35 minutes or until firm, reduce the heat slightly towards the end of the cooking time if the pastry or filling is becoming too brown.
  5. Serve hot or cold.

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