Bakewell Pudding Recipe

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 Updated 08/03/2017

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Probably one of the most famous regional puddings in England. See History of Bakewell Pudding.


  • shortcrust pastry made from 1 1/2 cups flour and 3 tablespoons fat/shortening
  • raspberry or strawberry jam
  • 1/4 cup organic butter
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 organic, free range egg yolks
  • 1 organic, free range egg white
  • almond essence
  • 2 tablespoons ground almonds
(see measure conversions for more information on quantites)


  1. Roll out pastry.
  2. Grease an 8 1/2 inch sandwich tin and line it with pastry.
  3. Spread a thin layer of jam over base of pastry.
  4. Cream the butter and sugar together.
  5. Add the almond essence and the egg yolks and white one at a time, beating in well.
  6. Add ground almonds and spread this mixture over the jam.
  7. Bake for about 50 minutes at 180 degrees centigrade (see temperature conversions).
  8. Serve hot with custard or cream or cold.

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 4 - 6 portions


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