Saturday, 28 April 2012

Food: Tasty Tarts

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.

You'll need
  • 250g plain flour
  • 100g butter (plus a tiny bit extra for greasing)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tbsp cold water
  • Jam
How to make your tarts

  1. 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)
  2. 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.
  3. Wrap your dough in clingfilm and pop in the fridge for approx. 20mins to chill.
  4. Once pastry has chilled take out of fridge and  preheat the oven to 180C and grease your bun tray...
  5. On a floured surface, roll out the pastry and cut out circles with a cutter - a cup also works!
  6. Press each circle of pastry into the holes and put a teaspoon of jam or curd on top of each one
  7. Repeat until all the pastry is used up!
  8. 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!



  1. These look so good! Will definitely be trying this recipe out. xx

  2. Easiest thing ever! Only problem is having the patience to wait for them to cool - hot jam burns aren't fun ;) xx