I tend to get random requests from friends and family to make and bake - and this weekend was no different. Mummy Swift has been badgering me for jam tarts for a couple of weeks and so I finally relented and spent my Friday night making up these colourful little treats.
I forgot how easy they are to make. Definitely a great recipe to try with kids - in fact this is one of the things I remember making with my Mum when I was little. I like to use both jam and lemon curd - any fruity jam should work well.
- 250g plain flour
- 100g butter (plus a tiny bit extra for greasing)
- Pinch of salt
- 3 tbsp cold water
- Put the flour, butter and salt into a bowl and rub together between your fingers to create a fine 'breadcrumb' texture (try to do this quite quickly)
- Add in the water slowly and use a knife to stir the dough until it binds together. You can add a little more water if needed - a few drops at at time.
- Wrap your dough in clingfilm and pop in the fridge for approx. 20mins to chill.
- Once pastry has chilled take out of fridge and preheat the oven to 180C and grease your bun tray...
- On a floured surface, roll out the pastry and cut out circles with a cutter - a cup also works!
- Press each circle of pastry into the holes and put a teaspoon of jam or curd on top of each one
- Repeat until all the pastry is used up!
- Bake for about 15-20mins...and be careful, they are super hot when they're done!
Hope you are having a lovely weekend - mine has involved a little bit too much cake and a few too many jammy treats so far!