I mentioned Bakewell Pudding in my More Of Derbyshire And A Bit Of Family History post and I had a comment asking what was the difference between Bakewell Pudding and Bakewell Tart, so when we returned to Derbyshire a couple of weeks ago, we stopped off in Bakewell and had another trip to The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop.
Here I purchased a pudding and a tart so that I'm able to show you that they're two very different things.
Taken from their website: 'The traditional Bakewell Pudding comprises a buttery puff pastry case with a layer of indulgent seedless strawberry jam. It is then topped with a mixture of ground almonds, whole egg and sugar and is cooked to perfection to make a soft set, silky custard-like filling on a delicious crunchy base.
The original iced Bakewell Tart comprises a shortcrust pastry case filled with lashings of luxury seedless strawberry jam. It is finished off with a pale, fluffy sponge filling made with whole egg, almonds and sugar. The tarts come both fondant iced with a cherry or topped with flaked almond.'
Here you can see them cut in half to reveal the inside.
So my verdict. Well, this is the first time I've tried a Bakewell Pudding, I've just never liked the look of them and I should have stuck to my instincts because neither Mick nor myself liked it. I did like the Bakewell Tart but I'm not very fond of icing so I should have gone with the flaked almond topping, I think that would have gone down a treat.