SRC November Reveal – Bakewell Tart

Today is Secret Recipe Club’s November reveal date and the one that I was almost going to miss if I had not had that nagging feeling… you know, the feeling that you know there is something you have to do, but can not remember what it was for days. Then laying awake in your bed at 2 am on Saturday night, all of a sudden you go “Aaaaah… now I remember!”.

SRC was founded by Amanda from Amanda’s Cooking. It is a great way to introduce us to new bloggers by trying their recipes and helps  our blogs to be introduced to the others as well. We do all the cooking in secret, not letting anyone know whose recipe we are trying that month.

I was assigned to Lisa’s blog Parsley, Sage, Desserts and Line Drives. If you are wondering where the “line drives” part is coming from, she is a big NY Yankees fan. She says she is a laid back chick but I am not sure if I believe that after seeing the intensity and amount of great recipes. She must be cooking and baking like crazy! I loved going through the recipes and I marked her several recipes three weeks ago when we were assigned. But since I was not organized and remembered the reveal date at the last minute, I did not want to mess up her  cannolies since I have never made them before. And how about these eyes! Definitely making them next Halloween!

So I chose her Bakewell Tart. Sounded like it was something I could handle on a lazy Sunday and had everything in the fridge and pantry already.We loved it. It was not a heavy, buttery tart at all. The only difference I made was to skip spreading jam under the almond batter.  I put whole raspberries on top which looked like holes in the baked tart once the batter puffed up and wrapped around it. The sour note on the raspberry balanced the sweet tart.Please visit her blog for the recipe and enjoy her British accented writing in this post.

We love having tea and dessert late afternoon, especially on a cold Sunday. My favorite spot at home is this comfy chair by the window where I would like to sit and read a book, go through the magazines, or just chat with Jay while I am all bundled up in my blanket with a glass of tea in my hand and with a slice of my latest post on a plate. That blanket is my security blanket. My grandmother, Emine, knitted it for me before I came to the US eleven years ago. This blanket has been with me since then, went through many apartments, packed in many boxed, and absorbed many tears.

While we enjoy our tart in our comfy armchairs with a glass of tea, please visit the other SRC contributors and see what they have cooked and baked secretly this month:



  1. by Marian
    8:53 am
    Nov 7, 2011

    I have not tasted your cooking but your photography skills are improving everyday! Excellent job with the composition and lighting!

  2. by Ilke
    8:55 am
    Nov 7, 2011

    Thanks Marian, please feel free to critique and give me tips! I always need both!

  3. by Lesa @Edesia's Notebook
    9:42 am
    Nov 7, 2011

    What a beautiful tart! Pretty impressive considering it was last minute!

  4. by Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy
    10:09 am
    Nov 7, 2011

    I had never heard of Bakewell tart – sounds so yummy! And your pictures are beautiful; I love the composition and styling.

  5. by Angie@Angiesrecipes
    11:48 am
    Nov 7, 2011

    I love bakewell tarts…how nice that you can still find fresh raspberries. The cake looks stunning.

  6. by Foodness Gracious
    12:02 pm
    Nov 7, 2011

    I grew up eating bakewell tarts as a kid and now I miss them very much, great with a cup of tea! I skipped this months SRC, just way too busy but you done a great job and I’m glad I found your blog!
    Take care..

  7. by Lisa
    12:08 pm
    Nov 7, 2011

    WhaT an abolutely stunnning take on the bakewell tart -it puts mine to shame! Yur photos are gorgeous too. I adored the bakewell tart when I made it, that lovely, moist almond pudding/cake layer is magnificent. Seeing yours, I want to make it again! Fantastic choice, and it was nice to have you visit ‘my home’ for a month ;D

  8. by Isabelle @ Crumb
    12:10 pm
    Nov 7, 2011

    What a great twist on the traditional Bakewell tart! Love the way the fresh raspberries create little dimples all over the surface of the tart… very pretty, and also very delicious, I’m sure. :)
    I’ve been meaning to make a Bakewell for a while now… may just have to break my rules about out-of-season berries to try out your variation.

  9. by Sweet as Sugar Cookies
    1:28 pm
    Nov 7, 2011

    Your pictures are simply stunning. It’s like looking at a magazine.

  10. by Lisa~~
    1:48 pm
    Nov 7, 2011

    Lisa has a wonderful blog and your variation of her bakewell tart looks fabulous. Great SRC choice.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  11. by Nutmeg Nanny
    2:55 pm
    Nov 7, 2011

    I love bakewell tarts! I made one a few years ago and haven’t made one since. I need to make one again…thanks for the reminder!

  12. by sara
    4:01 pm
    Nov 7, 2011

    Ooooh, I love bakewell tart and this one looks amazing – great to use whole fruit in it, I bet that’s amazing! :)

  13. by Evelyne@CheapEthnicEatz
    5:45 pm
    Nov 7, 2011

    Oh Lisa’s blog is the best isn’t it. She is hilarious. And what a beautiful choice you made with this tart, looks fantastic.

  14. by Avanika {Yumsilicious Bakes}
    7:26 pm
    Nov 7, 2011

    That tart looks absolutely amazing. Great pictures too :)

  15. by Barbara @ Barbara Bakes
    10:06 pm
    Nov 7, 2011

    The tart looks like a lovely addition to your tea, chair and cozy blanket. Such a nice story.

  16. by Jen
    10:31 pm
    Nov 7, 2011

    Looks yummy! And your photos are looking fantastic! You’ll have to give me some pointers on shooting food! Had fun with you Saturday night!

  17. by Barb @ Mom's Fridge
    3:33 am
    Nov 8, 2011

    That looks delicious! Now I’m interested in trying one of those tarts myself.

  18. by Astrid
    9:15 am
    Nov 8, 2011

    absolutely love your pictures and the cake looks pretty tempting too!

  19. by rebecca
    6:05 pm
    Nov 8, 2011

    wow love it one of my fav British treats great pictures and lovely blanket

  20. by Lora @cakeduchess
    10:36 pm
    Nov 8, 2011

    Hi Ilke-such cozy and warm photos with your gorgeous tart! I can’t wait to try this recipe:)xx

  21. by Ruchi
    7:09 am
    Nov 9, 2011

    Looks gorgeous and warm and would love to have it with a cup of tea!!!!


  22. by Lisa @ Tarte du Jour
    3:05 pm
    Nov 9, 2011

    Yum… I sure wish I had a slice of this fabulous tart right now with my afternoon coffee! You know this is my kind of food!

  23. by Lisa H.
    9:44 pm
    Nov 9, 2011

    Gorgeous Tart… the last photo speaks volume to me…
    a book, a cup of sweet tea, fresh raspberries and a slice of Bakewell tart… what more can a girl ask :D

  24. by Parsley Sage
    1:14 pm
    Nov 10, 2011

    Well done Ilke! I think the whole raspberries were a lovely idea :) Looks so yummy and a totally ‘slow down and take your time’ kind of tart

  25. by Dee at Deelicous Sweets
    7:51 pm
    Nov 10, 2011

    That is a beautiful tart! I had her blog for my first SRC and it was so hard making a decision as to which recipe to choose from. I love your blanket and I can totally see why it’s your security blanket. You have created a snuggy little nest :)

  26. by Katherine Martinelli
    6:42 am
    Nov 11, 2011

    What a great SRC pick! And I love the story of the blanket. So sweet.

  27. by Sook
    2:08 am
    Nov 17, 2011

    What beautiful photos! It looks amazing!

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