White Spelt and Berry Fruit Traybake

Makes 12 squares or 16 slices

Packed with a mixture of raspberries, blackberries and blueberries this traybake makes a tempting addition to a cup of tea or coffee or a tasty treat in a lunch or picnic box. It is also delicious served warm with cream or custard.

Free from Soya, Nuts
Vegetarian

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White Spelt Base

  1. Pre-heat the oven.
  2. Rub a little butter around the inside of a 23 x 33cm/9 x 13” baking tray.
  3. Put the flour and icing sugar into a bowl, and stir to combine.
  4. Add the butter and work it into the flour with a fork or pastry blender until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  5. Break the egg into a small bowl and beat well.
  6. Add the egg to the mixing bowl and stir to make a slightly sticky ball of dough.
  7. Cover and rest for 30 minutes.
  8. Dust the work surface with flour, put the dough in the middle and sprinkle with flour.
  9. Dust a rolling pin with flour and roll it into a 23 x 33cm/9 x 13” rectangle and gently transfer the pastry into to the prepared tray.
  10. OR put the pastry into the baking tray and press it out evenly over the tray.
  11. Using a fork, prick all over the surface of the pastry.

Berry Fruit Topping

  1. Measure the flour and baking powder into a bowl and mix well.
  2. Put the caster sugar and eggs into another mixing bowl and beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Sieve the flour mix into the bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Spread the mixture over the pastry base.
  5. Peel, core and coarsely grate the apple, scattering it over the mixture.
  6. Scatter over the raspberries, blackberries and blueberries.
  7. Bake for 50–55 minutes.
  8. Before serving, sieve the icing sugar over the top and cut into 12 squares or 16 slices.
  9. Wrap and store in a tin for a couple of days or wrap and freeze.

Equipment

23 x 33cm/9 x 13” baking tray, 2 x mixing bowls and pastry blender

Temperature

180°C, Fan 160°C, 350°F, Gas 4

Cooking time

50-55 minutes
Absolutely Delicious We were to have visitors so I made this for them. Unfortunately they were held up and I was left with large tray bake. Which my husband and I proceeded to eat. It is absolutely fabulous and I recommend it as a wonderful treat and very healthy
By Lin
08 Aug 2021

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