• 375g pack all-butter puff pastry
  • 75g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 12 rounded tsp morello cherry  jam
  • 75g plain sponge or Madeira cake
  • 100g butter , softened
  • 75g ground almond
  • 75g golden caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 25g flaked almond
  • 100g icing sugar, sieved to decorate

How to Make

1.Very thinly roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface. Stamp out 12 x 9cm circles with a fluted cutter, if you have one, and use to line a bun tin. Spread 1 rounded tsp of the cherry jam in the bottom of each tart.

2.Whizz the cake to crumbs in a food processor, then tip into a mixing bowl and add the flour, butter, ground almonds, caster sugar, eggs and almond extract. Beat together until smooth, then divide between the tarts, spreading a little with the back of a teaspoon to cover the jam. Scatter over the flaked almonds and openfreeze for 2 hrs, then wrap well in cling film and freeze for up to 2 months.

3.Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 with a baking sheet in it. Unwrap the tarts from the freezer and loosely top with a sheet of foil. Bake on the heated baking sheet for 30-40 mins until golden, removing the foil halfway. Cool the tarts a little, then add a splash of water into the icing sugar to make a runny icing. Drizzle over the tarts and leave to set enjoy.

Nutrition: per tart

  • kcal362
  • fat20g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars23g
  • fibre1g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.5g

These mini Bakewell bites combine pastry and cake are designed for making in batches and cooking from frozen.

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