Wednesday 16 November 2011: Puddings not Tarts
Whenever you say to somebody that you live in Bakewell they immediately say, 'Oh where the tarts are from!
Well to all those people I say that Bakewell is most famous for its puddings.
Here is the difference.
The Bakewell Tart, not to be confused with the Bakewell Pudding, is a shortcrust pastry with a layer of jam and a sponge filling with almonds.
The Bakewell Pudding on the other hand is a flaky pastry, with a layer of jam and an egg and almond filling. The tart then can be covered with a layer of fondant. 'Only' the pudding originates from the Derbyshire town of Bakewell.
There are 4 shops in Bakewell specialising in the Bakewell Pudding. This is 'apparently' the original pudding shop although they are all good.
It is a relative goldmine to own one of these shops as they are always busy with people sampling the Bakewell pudding. You can even buy one and they will post it any where in the world.
I often wonder why Eccles doesn't have the same tourist trade with its cake!