Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Bakewell Slice a la Costa Coffee

My challenge, which I chose to accept, was to create a Bakewell Slice not unlike that served in Costa Coffee. It is very tasty and a firm favourite of the darling husband which is quite unusual for him as he is normally a chocolate cake kind of man. We already have a Tassimo and a selection of Costa pods so it was just the cake we were needing to have the perfect Costa experience at home. We do love having coffee and cake out but with two little people threatening to run into people carrying hot drinks and fighting over who sits where at home is just easier and less stressful sometimes. All of the above still happens obviously just without ruining anyone else's day ;)

375g ready made shortcrust pastry
200g seedless raspberry jam
200g golden caster sugar
200g softenend butter
4 eggs
100g self-raising flour
100g ground almonds
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp almond extract
1tsp finely grated lemon zest
40g flaked almonds
5 teaspoons apricot jam.

Grease and line a traybake tin. Line with the pastry, pressing into the corners and trim to fit. Bake on 180 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
Cool for a few minutes and then spread the jam evenly across the base.
Mix the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, then add the beaten eggs and combine.
Next add the flour, ground almonds, baking powder, almond extract and lemon zest and mix well.
Spoon this over the jam layer and spread evenly.
Top with the flaked almonds and bake in the centre of a 160 degree oven for 35-40 minutes. The sponge should be a lovely golden colour and firm to touch.

To glaze while still warm mix 5 teaspoons of apricot jam with 1 teaspoon hot water and drizzle over the sponge. 

It looks and smells amazing!

As it was Sunday and it was ready just before dinner I decided to serve some up with custard for dessert. Oh my goodness it was good!

Then for any leftovers, divide into portions and store in a pretty tin, although I can't guarantee how long it will last... ;)

*Disclaimer* Very yummy but in no way endorsed by or the actual recipe of Costa Coffee itself. The darling husband says this one is way better  ;)

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  1. This looks delicious and home made always trumps anything you can buy out! Lucky husband! #TastyTuesdays

    1. Thank you. Of course you are right, on all sccounts! ;)

  2. Oh wow yummy! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  3. A classic and yours looks perfect #Tastytuesday

  4. Delicious Made it today and it really does taste like Costa's bake but its much much better!!!

  5. I made this tonight and it turned out amazing. I think the tin I used was a bit big, but I know that next time it will be perfect. The sponge was so light and the flavours were great! It was better than the Bakewell tart I had in Bakewell! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe, would love to see more! Also, you now have a new follower on Bloglovin' - have a great day! :)

  6. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
    I was looking for it and I found it here. Delicious!

  7. Thank you recipe is perfect and taste delicious I'd dare to say better than the Costa one but I have one question how long can we keep it ? out of the fridge in the fridge? Thank you for any advice.

  8. I cannot wait to try this recipe. Can you please let me know the size of baking tin you used?

  9. I cannot wait to try this recipe. Can you please let me know the size of baking tin you used?

  10. This is one of my favourite recipes. Made it so many times now. But I have a glut of homemade blackcurrent jam so I use that instead of raspberry. Thank you.

  11. Hi, what size is your traybake tin .thanks


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