Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Quick and Easy Jam Tarts


I have a super quick and really easy recipe to make jam tarts. As only a few ingredients are needed and they do not take long to prepare or to cook, I think this would be a great snack to make with children. Learning how to make things from scratch are always worth the extra time put in, it is also more rewarding knowing it has not come straight out of a packet. This way you are in full control of the ingredients you are putting into your food also.

If your preference is to have organic, gluten free or maybe vegan ingredients, then all these ingredients can be purchased in your preferred food type.

What you will need:
  • 3oz of Stork
  • 6oz of Self Raising flour
  • Jar of jam
  • Salt (optional)
  • Mixing bowl
  • Rolling pin
  • Milk
  • Cake cutter or any circular object that has a circumference larger than the cake tin holes
  • Shallow cup cake tin
Pre heat the oven to 200ÂșC or maybe less if you have a fan assisted oven. Using a small amount of the butter, grease the cake tin.

Rub Stork and flour together with your finger tips until it becomes like bread crumbs, I like to use a little of each at a time until the whole thing is done. I add a pinch of salt, this is totally optional.
Run the cold tap and make sure the water you use is very cold, add a few drops of water in the bowl at a time. Use a knife (maybe a wooden spoon for a child) and mix the ingredients together. Keep adding water until the ingredients becomes a ball of dough, do this gradually as you do not want the dough to be too wet and soggy.

Sprinkle some flour on a cold work surface and also rub a little on the rolling pin, place your dough in the middle of your flour and roll away. You don't want them to be too thick, so roll the dough out evenly and thin.

Cut each of your tarts and place them down into the cake molds. Add a small tea spoon of jam, remember the jam will spread as it heats so a little goes a long way. I use a little drop of milk round the edges of my tarts to get that golden pastry.

Place in the oven for around 15 minute depending on your oven and preference to how dark you like your pastry, once cooked leave on a rack to cool down and then the best part...... enjoy!

I bet they are not fully cold before you eat one. :-)

I think as people have very busy lives, the thought of extra cooking on top of all the meals you have to cook daily is off putting. But with this recipe, in half an hour you can have tasty treats for the family for the whole week.

I always think home made food (made with love) tastes the best.

Thanks for reading
Kara xx

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