“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Cake „
This is the only thing that can cause my sister and me to revert back to bickering children. I don't know why, actually I do its because Sainsbury's Bakewell Tart tastes amazing! Im not proud of this but I even cheat (if that's possible?). For example, my boyfriend doesn't like bakewell tart but I force him to have some and then hand it over to me. This causes my sister to call foul-play, but luckily my mum tells her she's 25 and should grow up! You may think we're pathetic but if you tasted it you would agree that it's worth fighting over!
Sainsbury's Bakewell Tart costs 2.79 and comes in a 420g black box with a little window, so you can see the product. If like me, you detest bakewell tarts that contain icing on top (yak!) then you will be glad to see there is no icing.
Upon taking the bakewell tart out of the box, you can see that Sainsbury's Bakewell Tart is made up of; a thin layer of pastry, layered with raspberry jam, topped with an almond sponge, drizzled with further raspberry jam and flaked with almonds. Upon reading the box I have found out that there is also an apricot glaze.
In terms of taste, this is the best shop-bought bakewell tart I have ever tasted. It doesn't quite live up to my grandma's home-made bakewell tart but then again nothing ever will!
I'm not a big fan of pastry. However, this bakewell tart is not dominated by the pastry which is sweet and crumbly. This is topped with a good helping of sweet, tasty and good quality raspberry jam. I feel that the extra raspberry jam drizzled on top of this tart is a welcome addition. This is because I frequently find the flavour of jam to be lost with bakewell tarts (which is not the case with this one). This way it means you get plentiful helpings of the raspberry jam.
The almond sponge is delicious and just how it should be, with just the right amount of almond flavouring. The sponge is also extremely moist. This added with the flaked almonds is the perfect combination for a delicious bakewell tart.
I can't say that I've noticed the apricot glaze until reading the box today. But I'm sure it adds to the perfect taste.
Sainsbury's Bakwell Tart does appear quite expensive compared to other bakewell tarts on the market. However, these cheaper bakewell tarts are normally the cheap, disgusting icing version of bakewell tart.
So, if like me you hate bakewell tarts caked in icing then this is the perfect bakewell tart for you and well worth paying the price. Furthermore, Sainsbury's Bakewell Tart also looks of high quality and therefore could be brought out at a diner party or a Sunday lunch (unlike those tacky looking icing bakewell tarts).
You can also heat this pudding. Unfortunately, I have never had enough patience and so just dive straight in as soon as it's opened. If unlike me you have a bit more restraint you could cook this in the oven for 15 minutes in a 160°C preheated oven. I'm sure it would be delicious with custard!
In terms of dietary information, Sainsbury's Bakewell Tart contains nuts, milk, egg and wheat gluten.
Ingredients (taken from the box):
Butter Enriched Pastry (Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Margarine (Palm Oil, Rapeseed Oil, Water, Salt), Butter (from Cows' Milk), Free Range Egg).
Almond Sponge (Free Range Egg, Sugar, Wheat Flour, Butter (from Cows' Milk), Vegetable Margarine (Palm Oil, Rapeseed Oil, Water, Salt), Almond, Raising Agents:
Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate, Disodium Diphosphate; Natural Flavouring).
Raspberry Jam (Sugar, Raspberry Purée, Glucose Syrup, Water, Acidity Regulator: Citric Acid, Trisodium Citrate; Gelling Agent: Pectin; Colour: Anthocyanins; Natural Flavourings).
Apricot Flavoured Glaze (Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Water, Sugar, Gelling Agent: Pectin; Natural Flavourings, Citric Acid, Paprika Extract).
Nutritional information (per 100g) taken from the box:
Carbohydrate: 57.9g (total sugars: 30.5g)
Fat: 20.7g (of which saturates: 8g)
Overall the nutritional information doesn't sound great. However, it sounds a little better when you consider the fact that they recommend the tart to serve 6 people and they state that the calories for 1/6 portion is 296kcal. Which again I know isn't fantastic, but it's a treat and you don't buy puddings to lose weight!
The other day I was seriously in the bad books at home (I am back living with my parents at the moment!). To cut a very long story short I'd been out on a date for a meal and bottle of wine and one bottle turned into four and I was pis.... ahem slightly intoxicated and I got in at 2am and spotted my Mum had left me my dinner which was Shepperd's pie under some cling film. Well it seemed a good idea at the time to eat it and I had gravy left for me in a jug and proceeded to put the gravy all over it! Hmmm seemed a good idea at the time till a voice was behind me screaming for me to stop as gravy was splashing everywhere! Yep I hadn't seen the cling film through blurry eyes!
So the next day my parents had gone out for day so I decided to creep and went to Sainsbury's to look for something that looked impressive to give them with a nice coffee when they got in! This at £2.99 looked really nice and thought it would do just the job...which it did lol!
Black box with a clear plastic 'window' to the front of it. On the front I'm told that it's Sainsbury's Bakewell Tart 'Sweet pastry case enriched with butter with raspberry jam and a moist almond sponge topped with a second helping of raspberry jam and flaked almonds finished with an apricot glaze'. Delicious hot or cold'. There is an at a glance nutritional chart, I'm told to keep it refrigerated, that it's Vegetarian and the use by date is displayed. Other information on the box includes ingredients and allergy advice, nutritional information is given in full, contact details for Sainsbury's are listed, I'm told how to store it (it is freezable), and I'm told how to heat it (if you want to of course!).
Well as I have told you, you can eat this hot or cold and we ate outs cold but you can heat it up in about 15 minutes in the oven if desired.
So the tart is large and round and comes in a foil tray. It appears set and strong and it's easy to ease out of it's tray without it breaking up or anything.
It's lovely to slice (makes no mess at all) and this is meant to serve about 6 people. It did give us 6 adequate servings anyway!
Taste wise it's simply lovely but not only that looks really appetising and we all felt that it would be great to serve to visitors on it's appearance alone!
The base is as promised sweet, moist and buttery pastry that isn't crumbly but melts in the mouth with a thin layer of raspberry jam over the top and then there is a thickish layer of soft and light yellowy coloured sponge and then over that another thick layer of set and slightly seedy raspberry jam that is incredibly sweet but really goes well with the light sponge and buttery pastry! Then you have loads of roasted flakes of almonds which are glazed and which sets the whole thing.
Yes as I have said it is sweet and really with this less is more which makes this in my view work out rather economical. I love everything about it from the way it appears to how easy it is to cut and eat to the wonderful rich tastes that go on with this tart! This is a classy dessert/cake and I'm sure great hot or cold and even with some nice custard or cream! Delicious!
Contains: Nuts, milk, Egg, & Wheat Gluten.
Nutritional Information Per One Sixth Of The Tart:
Energy: 296 Calories
Saturated Fat: 5.3g
Only available in Sainsbury's priced £2.99!
I have always been a fan of the style of puddings that you used to get at school, crumbles, sponges and the sort. This was something that we used to get given now and again and was always a popular sort. I hadn't really seen this before as the Sainsbury's I go into at lunch is just a Local and therefore limited as to what it stocks. But one day they had this new range of desserts that looked quite promising. This cost £2.99 usually but one day they had them reduced to £1.99 which I felt fair.
As with this entire range, the tart comes in a black box, with a big see through square in the middle so you can see exactly what you're getting. The box suggests that it serves six which it probably would but I like a quarter at a time. One sixth has 296 calories so it's not a healthy option. The tart inside is held in a plastic tray.
The tart looks great. It has layers of butter pastry, raspberry jam and almond sponge with an apricot glaze on top to give it that shine and slices of almond scattered all over. It really does look appetising.
It tastes fantastic too. None of the layers dominates over the others so each mouthful you get a combination of all three flavours, the soft, crumbly pastry, sweet, juicy jam and the almond sponge which is nice and moist which helps as otherwise the tart could be a bit dry which I have found with some other versions of this. This can be eaten either hot or cold. I have only tried it cold so far. If you want it warmed up, it takes roughly 15 minutes in the oven. I think this would be lovely in the cold winter with custard, a real comfort food. For the moment though, it's too hot for that, so I have had it with some fresh single cream which compliments it just beautifully and takes away any possibility of it being seen as too dry and dull.