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Cherry Bakewell Fairycakes

Some – in fact, probably most – of my most favourite recipes happen because I’m bored. Others because I feel a sudden and great urge to cook or bake. Yesterday, both happened, and out came these lovely fairycakes. I was rummaging around in the cupboards at my Grandmother’s house looking for a good baking combination, she’s got all sorts lying about – mostly with sell by dates circa 2003. I narrowed the tins and cans and bits and bobs down to almond extract, flaked almonds and tinned cherries. What’s resulted is the glorious almond-iness of a bakewell tart in fairycake form without the hassle of making pastry, the lovely cherry jam flavour without buying pricey posh jam and that delicious almond crunch that comes from flaked almonds baked in the oven. Makes 18 100g softened butter, salted 100g golden caster sugar 2 large eggs 120g self raising flour 1/2 can stoneless black cherries 1 tsp almond extract or essence good handful flaked almonds Heat your oven to Gas 5/190C/375F and fill a couple of fairycake pans …