Also as some of you may have seen my lovely step-mum had commented not only on my poor spelling and that she'd like me to bring cake when I pop in this evening, so I decided to make some bakewells mini ones and a tart. I'm guessing that they must be good as my father-in-law ate 5, so I'll share they recipe with you.
250g plain flour
1 egg yolk
2tbsp icing sugar
Blend flour, butter, sugar and egg yolk if still dry add cream blend till comes into a ball, wrap in clingfilm and chill in fridge for 30 mins.
100g ground almonds
1 tsp almond extract
150g caster sugar
2oz flaked almonds
Mix flour, butter, sugar, ground almonds & eggs in food processor. Add a teaspoon of almond extract to taste.
Roll out pastry and line tart tins, (I used brioche bun tins) Spoon 1 tbsp of jam, then cover with frangipane batter top with flaked almonds and bake at 180˚c for 20-25 mins if begins to brown too quickly cover with foil.
I dust with icing sugar but equally as nice make up a little icing with water and pipe lines over top, then sprinkle with toasted almonds.