Most of us are spending more time at home than we might plan this time of the year. Including myself, lots of us cancelled pre-booked travels, events, general fun stuff. But try to use these days or weeks to slow down from the crazy pace you need to follow on a normal day and spend your indoor-focused time with valuable things, such as baking or cooked homemade deliciousness. Shut down the TV, the news, the panic, call the kids and your Darling and get your hands on the rolling pin, cookie cutters and some easy-to-prepare dough and make these Bakewell Tart Biscuits.
The recipe has been previously published in UK's Baking Heaven magazine, so I cannot be more excited to share it with you too!
- 100 g butter on room temperature
- 100 g sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 200 g flour
- 60 g ground almond
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Apricot jam or any jam, cream filling
- Almond filling
- 5 tbsp ground almond
- 1 tsp vanilla paste
- 50 g butter
- Raspberry jam
- Put the ingredients into the food processor, run a few cycles until they combine into a homogenous spread-alike mixture.
- Place the almond filling into the fridge until you bake the biscuits.
- Preheat the oven to 190 °C (fan).
- Soften the butter with your hand mixer, then add the sugar.
- Mix in the egg and the vanilla extract.
- Incorporate the flour and ground almond until you will get a well-combined dough. You can do this in a food processor too.
- Roll the dough on a floured surface till it will be about 1 cm thick )if you feel it too soft, place it into the fridge for a while, wrapped in cling film).
- Use your cookie cutters to cut your biscuits. Create even numbers, then use a smaller cookie cutter and cut out the middle of half of the biscuits.
- Place the biscuits on a lined baking tray.
- Brush the holey ones with egg white and sprinkle them with crushed, flaked almonds.
- Bake them for about 8 minutes or till the edges start to be slightly golden brown.
- Place the biscuits on a cooling rack then let them harden for a few minutes.
- To make one almond and jam-filled biscuit, just grab a whole and a holey one, spread some almond filling on the whole piece, then close it with the holey biscuit, then add some raspberry jam on top.
- You can also sprinkle some icing sugar on them before serving.