Once you have mastered the art of making sweet pastry, a whole new set of doors open for you to experiment with. Here’s a nice and easy classic British jam tart recipe which will have everyone asking for more and a perfect sweet treat for Mum’s on Mother’s Day.
200g Plain flour
120g Unsalted organic butter – cut into cubes
20g Almond powder (optional)
1 tsp Caster sugar
3 tsp Cold water
Jam (raspberry, strawberry, blueberry etc)
Cooking time: approx 30 – 40 mins Makes: Approx 12 mini jam tarts
In a bowl mix the flour, almond powder and sugar then add the butter. With your fingers rub the butter and flour mixture until the contents becomes a crumble consistency. Add a little water and blend together to form dough.
Keep aside for few minutes. Roll out the pastry and cut to fit into the pastry tin. Add few tablespoons of your favourite jam to the tart cases, bearing in mind not to fill the case completely as the jam will start bubbling once in the oven.
Place in the oven and cook for 30 minutes.
If you prefer to make tarts with other fillings here are some ideas:
Chocolate Tarts (for 6 mini tarts)
200g Single organic cream
60g Organic dark chocolate
Heat the cream in a pan until boiling, remove from heat. Add the chocolate and mix until the chocolate melts and blends with the cream. Half fill the tarts with the chocolate mixture. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes. Decorate with white chocolate (optional)
Caramel Tarts (for 6 mini tarts)
1 Batch of caramel sauce
Half fill the tarts with caramel sauce. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes. Decorate with dark chocolate chocolate (optional)