Bakewell Tart Shortbread recipe

Preparation Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes
This delicious shortbread is made with ground almonds and diced glace cherries, making it taste just like a traditional Bakewell tart. Serve as they are, or make them a little more special by smearing with cherry jam.


  • 200g plain flour
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 50g corn flour
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 250g butter
  • 50g glace cherries, finely chopped
  • Few drops of almond extract


  1. Cut the butter into cubes. Sift flour, corn flour and icing sugar together. Stir in the ground almonds. Rub in the butter using your fingertips until the mixture resembles crumbs, then stir in the almond extract and cherries. Bring the mixture together with your hands.

  2. Sift some flour or icing sugar onto your work surface and use it to roll the shortbread out. Cut out biscuits, put onto a baking tray and bake in a 160C oven until lightly browned and crisp.

If you like, use dried cherries instead of glace to give the biscuits a hint of tanginess. Recipe makes 14 biscuits.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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