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Friday, 13 March 2009

Cherry Bakewell Tarts for Red Nose Day!


Today is
Red Nose Day!


If you live in the UK and you don't know what Red Nose Day is, you've probably been hiding under a rock!
If you don't live in the UK, Red Nose Day is a fabulous fundraising day that takes place in the schools, homes and even workplaces, to raise money for Comic Relief.
Comic Relief is a charity that funds projects across the UK, Africa and throughout some of the world's poorest countries.
The day culminates in a night of comedy on the BBC, where the nation's favourite celebrities will 'Do Something Funny for Money'!

Red Nose Day Celebrities
Image courtesy of Red Nose Day Website

You can buy your red noses at Sainsbury's, they even sell a magnetic one for your car! Comic Relief launched in 1985 and over 50 million red noses have been bought over the years – do you remember The Hands Nose, The Tomato Nose, The Colour Changing Nose, The Shaggy Nose and The Nose That Grows?!

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We've got our noses, donated the pocket money and the kids will join in the school fundraiser by wearing something red for school. I've even made some individual red nose cherry Bakewell tarts, small ones and a few deeper ones. There are so many different recipes and variations, I've used the filling from a Waitrose recipe, which is the more classic version, and Dorie Greenspan's sweet tart dough.

Cherry Bakewell Tarts for Red Nose Day

Bakewell Tart Recipe
Sweet Tart Dough Recipe


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30 comments:

Antonia said...

I absolutely love cherry bakewells - how appropriate for red nose day. They look delicious.

Maria♥ said...

Oh wow, these are absolutely gorgeous!!

Maria
x

The Mrs. said...

I love bakewells! These look just delicious! I bet they smelled wonderful when they were baking! :o) Have a wonderful weekend!

Sam said...

I love these and they're perfect for red nose day!

curly said...

It cannot be Red Nose Day without a clown!

sunita said...

Such pretty tarts :-)

My kids had to go to school in their pyjamas today...it looked as if their was a large slumber party in full swing :-)

♥Rosie♥ said...

Happy Red Nose Day Nic!

Love - love your bakewells for this great event!It is such a worthy cause with monies going to third world countries and at home.

Rosie x

Marysol said...

Nic, I was prodigiously busy trying to dig myself from under the proverbial rock to leave a comment, but I managed.

While I've never heard of Red Nose Day, I have heard of Bakewell Tarts; they look absolutely scrumptious. Even though I've never actually tried one.
It's true. Time to crawl back under that rock.

Bellini Valli said...

I just heard about Red Nose Day recently. It dose sound like a lot of fun and there are charitroes whp benefit so I wish I lived in the UK.

Jules said...

These look delicious and are making me crave cherry bakewells (my favourite cake!)

Jennywenny said...

mmmmmm. have a fun day!

Snooky doodle said...

these bakewell tarts looks so cute and yummy. I love them.

Sue said...

Yum cherry bakewell tarts....I am so drooling. No red nose day here Nic but I remember it well before moving over here as I had one on my car front grill......

Elyse said...

I read about this holiday on Rosie's blog, and it sounds just fabulous! Your cherry bakewell tarts are absolutely precious and the perfect treat for such a sweet holiday!

Krista said...

On my way into work everyday, I pass all the school kids on their way to the local Catholic primary. It was really sweet to see them all with their red noses on the way into class. Some great photo opps!

Grace said...

i don't think i've ever wished i lived in the uk more than i do right now. red nose day? awesome. and awesome tarts too. :)

diva said...

yummy looking bakewell!! did u have a gd Red Nose day? we didn't do anything but we watched Comic Relief and now i'm even more in love with David Tenant...all the sketches were fantastic..:) x

Holler said...

Lovely tarts for Red Nose Day. I always try to give some money for the event, but I just cannot abide the programme itself! Pity, now I know David Tennant was on it.

Anne said...

They look yummy Nic! I love bakewells and these are so cute! x

Cynthia said...

I love the idea of this day.

Passionate About Baking said...

JUST GORGEOUS NIC! Sorry I'm late, the weekend happened & kids got tests the week through. I love the rustic appeal of the tart, & the colour too. How appropriate for the occasion! I remember the BA crew used to come off the aircraft with red noses on this day! xoxoxo

Margaret said...

What a lovely idea for Red Nose Day!

Elra said...

Beautiful tart for the event. Happy red nose day to you ...
Cheers,
elra

Lisa said...

You are so clever! I love the red nose on these cute little tarts. Your food is always so fabulous to look at. I bet it tastes ever so wonderful too!

Susan said...

Love the idea of Red Nose Day, Nic, and those tarts looks super!

Jude said...

So that's what the red nose is about. Saw some people on Twitter with red dots on their faces :)

LindyLambChopsNZ said...

Found both your blogs when looking for Panini Bread. Love them (the blogs that is!) & I think I may love the Panini's too once I have mastered the art of making them & turning them into those delicious 'sandwiches'! Would love to receive your blog regularly, can I do this? I am in New Zealand ( celebrating 25 years of living here next week) but I was born in the UK! Happy cooking & picture taking!

Nicisme said...

Thanks for all the comments!
The amount raised so far is £69,187,065 - yep that's just under £70 million pounds!

LindyLambchopsNZ - welcome and thanks so much for your lovely comments!
You can easily subscribe to this blog by clicking on the feed icon, which is in the RH column, just under where is says 'view my complete profile' or you can subsribe via email, just under the feed icon.
Hope this helps and happy cooking to you too!!!

cathy said...

amazing tarts for an amazing cause! :)

Jeanne said...

When I first tasted homemade bakewell tarts, I realised what a ghastly fraud the manufatcureres of the mass-produced versions are perpetrating on us... The two are completely different beasts, ans the homemade version is a LOT nicer! Yours look too adorable...