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chocolate berry bakewell

Chocolate Berry Bakewells (makes one whole tart or six smaller ones)

Preparation Time: 10 mins Cooking Time: 30 mins

125g butter 125g sugar 15g pure cocoa (unsweetened) 125g ground almonds 2 whole eggs 2 egg yolks 200g frozen berries of your choice (I used black forest) 1 large pre-baked shortcrust pastry case or 6 mini ones

Make it! Set the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Either in a mixer or by hand, cream the butter and sugar. Beat in the cocoa, followed by the almonds, and finally the eggs and extra yolks. Mix well until you have a smooth paste. Mix the frangipane with your frozen berries and spoon it into your tart case. Bake for about 20 mins (if you’re making small tarts) or 30-40 mins (if you’re doing a large one).

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