A delicious traditional English tart recipe from picturebritain.com
The girl who runs picturebritain writes: The Bakewell Tart (not quite the same as a Bakewell pudding) is a delicious, flaky, buttery, jammy British treat. Simple to make and lovely as one large tart or in individual servings, this sounds like a beautiful dessert or afternoon treat.
As far as I can make out, the Bakewell Tart has a rather mysterious past. But the story of its origins that is most widely circulated is that long ago in the town of Bakewell, Derbyshire, the landlady of the White Horse Inn (now the Rutland Arms Hotel) instructed her cook to make a pudding for their guests–an egg mixture (plus a secret ingredient) spread over a pastry crust and covered with jam. The muddleheaded cook messed it up, though, and put the jam on the bottom instead. The landlady was probably pretty miffed, but the guests raved and thus was born the Bakewell Tart in all of its almond and raspberry jam glory.