Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Strawberry Jam Tarts

Introducing my exceedingly rustic Strawberry Jam Tarts. Now before you say anything, this was my first attempt at making pastry and to make it more of a challenge I had no biscuit cutters or rolling pin. I don’t make it easy for myself do I? All things considered I think they turned out pretty nicely, they were quick and easy to put together and they taste good too. If your a pastry making King or Queen perhaps stop reading now, but if you too are new to pastry why not give this uber simple recipe a go to get you started.

Adapted from Queen of Crafts
225g plain flour
pinch of salt
1 tbsp icing sugar
110g butter
strawberry jam
cupcake tin
biscuit cutters
  1. In a large bowl, sieve together the flour, salt and icing sugar. Add the butter and rub into the flour with your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add cold water, 1 tbsp at a time, to bring the mixture into a dough. It is ready when it just about clings together. It shouldn’t be sticky and should come cleanly off the bowl as you gather it together.
  2. Wrap the dough in cling film and chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  3. Once chilled, take the dough out and leave to warm to room temperature. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180C.
  4. Roll out the dough on a surface dusted with flour to about 0.5cm thick. Cut rounds with a fluted biscuit cutter that is slightly larger then the holes of the cupcake tin. Be sure to leave a little pastry to make hearts and strips as decorations.
  5. Grease the tin and line each hole with a round of pastry. Put a spoonful of jam in the centre of each round, being sure not to over fill.
  6. Place the decorations on top of the jam and glaze with a little jam.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes until the pastry is a light golden brown. Remove and cool on a wire rack. 

1 comment:

  1. Your tarts are soooo pretty. Can I have one? I am first time here and I like it, nice photos, great recipes. Thanks for sharing.


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