This traditional English dessert makes a wonderful afternoon tea treat...

Nigel Brown's bakewell tart



1. Pre-heat the oven to 190 C

2. Grease or line a 20cm (8 in) fluted tart tin.

3. Roll the pastry into a round shape a little larger than the tin.

4. Spread jam evenly over the bottom of pastry base.

5. Beat butter and sugar until white and creamy. Beat the egg and lemon zest and add gradually to the creamed butter and sugar mixture. Add the optional almond extract.

6. Add the ground almonds and baking powder into the wet mixture

7. Spread this mixture over the jam layer. Sprinkle flaked almonds on top.

8. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes until browned and thoroughly cooked. Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve.