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.
I've never had Bakewell pudding, and to be honest like you I've never liked the look of it. Bakewell tart on the other hand...lovely :)ReplyDelete
It's funny how the look of something can really put you off.Delete
I've heard of, but never seen, a Bakewell pudding. Now I know. Does taste like egg custard? UGH! I prefer savoury to sweet though. Best, Jane xxReplyDelete
The consistency of the centre is a little like egg custard. I always used to prefer savoury to sweet, now I'm not so fussy!Delete
We popped into that shop, hubby tried their tart, but alass I can't eat nuts, so I passed. He did buy a couple to take home as well.ReplyDelete
It's such a shame when there's ingredients you have to avoid. I hope you treated yourself to something equally yummy.Delete
I've never tried Bakewell pudding, but I love anything with almonds, I do love Bakewell Tart :-)ReplyDelete
I wish I'd tried the Bakewell Tart with the almond topping, I'd have much preferred that to icing.Delete
I'll eat both but prefer the tart to the pudding. xxReplyDelete
I don't think I'll bother with the pudding again, I much prefer the tart.Delete
I've never tried a Bakewell Pudding but I don't think I would enjoy one. I am, however, quite partial to a Bakewell Tart - I just have to throw away the cherry! XReplyDelete
Yum, I love cherries. It's the icing I'm not keen on, the flaked almond topping would have been better for me.Delete
If I had the chance, I'd love both.ReplyDelete
But! I have to eat Gluten Free, so I could not eat either one. :-(
They both look delicious, though.
And the Old Shoppe looks delicious too!!!!
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It's good that you can find lots of gluten free treats when out and about these days. The shop looks small and quaint from the outside but it's like a tardis inside, it's huge and sells all manner of lovely goodies.Delete
Thank you for showing the inside of the Bakewell Pudding Jo, I'd never heard of it. Whenever we went away on holiday - pre kids, we always found a local bakery and every few days we'd pop in for a cake or slice of something. The good old days, lol. Cathy xReplyDelete
We often pop into bakeries when we're on holiday or on days out for a little treat, especially when the place where we are is known for something, like a Cornish Pasty or a Bakewell Tart.Delete
Well done Jo on explaining that as I just thought some people had different names for the same thing. DH wouldn't eat either has he doesn't like jam & I'm not sure about it.ReplyDelete
Lemon tarts from Costa Coffee are my favourites when in UK, though we tend to share a sweet treat these days, so we choose carefully. Have a great weekend & take care. Huggles.
I've never had a lemon tart from Costa Coffee, though I think I've only ever been in Costa Coffee on one or two occasions. I do love lemony treats though so I'm sure I'd enjoy that too.Delete
I love all baked goods.ReplyDelete
I must admit that I love baked goods too, sweet or savoury.Delete
I've never tried bakewell pudding, my daughter makes a lovely traditional bakewell tart without the icing, she puts flaked almonds on top.ReplyDelete
I think I'd definitely enjoy Bakewell Tart with an almond topping more than the iced version. I'm not keen on the pudding at all though.Delete
Ahha! Now I know the difference. They both look lovely.xxxReplyDelete
I'll stick with the tart in future, I really didn't fancy the pudding and I wasn't keen when I tried it.Delete
love both pudding and tart...ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful weekend
There seems to be many fans of both, the shop does a roaring trade.Delete
The Bakewell tart looks great but I've gone off icing these days, I'll have to give the pudding a go or choose the almond one.ReplyDelete
I think the almond topped tart would be the best of the three.Delete
That shop looks a very nice place to visit.ReplyDelete
I'd have to try the pudding …
All the best Jan
The shop is really lovely, it looks quaint from the outside but it's huge inside, it sells all sorts of things including preserves, artisan bread and kitchenalia.Delete
:) I mentioned a very similar taste test experiment in one of my earlier comments today! We both really liked the pudding as we felt the tart was too sweet, probably because of the icing.ReplyDelete
I definitely preferred the tart but I think it would have been even better if I'd gone for the one with an almond topping instead of the icing.Delete