Quiet Baker: Busy Oven…

  The English Baker blog has indeed been somewhat quiet for some time now.  In fact, completely silent would be more accurate.  But, The English Baker has not gone anywhere.  I have not been involved in an unfortunate culinary accident with a whisk (not one that I am prepared to discuss here anyhow).   NeitherContinue reading “Quiet Baker: Busy Oven…”

Nuts about a good tart…

This week’s Weekly Bake is dedicated to nutty tarts…. Nutty tart No1: The great British Bakewell Tart This classic layered tart is made with a crisp sweet pastry base, a layer of raspberry jam (mine also has a few fresh raspberries for a bit of sharpness) followed by a layer of moist almond sponge andContinue reading “Nuts about a good tart…”

Is it a tart? Is it a cake? No, it’s another Weekly Bake….

First on the list of Weekly Bakes this week is my version of the world famous (in England) Bakewell Tart.  In fact,  the Bakewell Tart is so well known in England that it’s town of origin, the Derbyshire town of Bakewell, has built up an entire tourist industry around this delicious pastry.  Originally eaten asContinue reading “Is it a tart? Is it a cake? No, it’s another Weekly Bake….”