Wednesday 23 June 2021

Bakewell Tart Traybake - Recipe!

 Did you know that it is national picnic week this week? I was sent a few recipes perfect to take on a picnic but this one really stood out. The Bakewell Tart Traybake!

Made with just 5 pieces of kitchen equipment this recipe combines the classic flavours of ground almonds with a sweet raspberry jam. It's baked in a traybake tin for a trendy spin on a traditional Bakewell Tart, with rectangular slices perfect for sharing at picnics!

Bakewell Tart Traybake

Makes a 20 x 30 cm traybake - 15 bars.


150g of Plain flour.
150g of Caster sugar split into 50g and 100g.
200g of Unsalted butter, softened and split into 2 x 100g.
150g of Ground almonds.
1 Egg.
200g of Raspberry jam.
A handful of flaked almonds.
Icing sugar to dust.


A large mixing bowl.
A spoon.
A traybake tin, 9” x 13”, lined with baking paper.
Sieve/muslin (for dusting).
A knife.


1. Preheat the oven to 165°c.

2. Put all of the plain flour and 50g of caster sugar in the mixing bowl before rubbing in 100g of unsalted butter with your finger tips. When the mixture resembles crumbs, pour it into the lined traybake tin, spread it evenly and press it down so the crumbs loosely join together. Bake the base for 15 minutes.

3. While the base is baking, combine the remaining 100g of butter, 100g caster sugar, ground almonds and the egg in the mixing bowl with a spoon to make the frangipane topping.

4. When the base has had it's 15 minutes, remove it from the oven and add the jam, spreading it with the back of the spoon to make an even layer over the top, followed by all of the
frangipane mix (this will be a thicker layer) and a sprinkling of flaked almonds before returning to the oven for a further 30 minutes.

5. When the traybake is golden on top, remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before removing from the tin. Dust the whole thing with icing sugar, slice into bars and top with more flaked almonds.

The recipe is from the Easy Peasy Baking campaign, launched by UK Flour Millers. You can find more Easy Peasy Baking recipes and information on the campaign over on the Fab Flour website.


  1. Bakewell tart is one of my favourite desserts, but a Bakewell traybake sounds even better and especially for taking on a picnic. x