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National Bakewell Tart Day



National Bakewell Tart Day, celebrated annually on August 11, is a delightful occasion that pays homage to the iconic English dessert, the Bakewell tart. This classic pastry, consisting of layers of jam, frangipane, chopped almonds, and icing, holds a rich history dating back to the 19th century. Its story originates from a happy kitchen mistake made by Mrs. Greaves, the landlady of the White Horse Inn, leading to the creation of the Bakewell pudding, which later evolved into the beloved Bakewell tart. This special day not only encourages people to indulge in this delectable treat but also serves as an opportunity to explore the fascinating evolution of the Bakewell tart and its variations, from the traditional recipe to modern adaptations like the Iced Cherry Bakewell tart and gluten-free versions. Whether enjoying a slice from a local bakery, trying your hand at baking one, or sharing the joy with loved ones, National Bakewell Tart Day is a celebration of English culinary heritage and the enduring appeal of this beloved dessert.

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