How to Make Jam Tarts

Jam tarts are a tasty snack that can be made sweet or savory, depending on your preferred flavoring. These are the basic instructions.

Ingredients

  • 150g (2/3 cup) plain flour or self raising flour
  • 50g (About 3.5 tbsp) of butter/margarine
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • Jam

Steps

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    Measure all of your ingredients and prepare your equipment.
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    Sieve the flour into the mixing bowl.
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    Chop up the shortening and butter into small pieces and add to the flour.
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    With your hands, rub in the mixture, adding a bit of water at a time until it goes soft and creamy creamy golden yellow color.
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    Roll it out as far as you can. Well done, you have just made shortcrust pastry.
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    Using a cutter, cut the pastry into shapes like a circle or oval.
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    Put the pastry shapes in the bun tray so they look like cups or mugs.
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    Add the jam or whatever else you like in your tarts.
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    Cook for 12-15 or if you like the crunchy cook then for 15-20 minutes.
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    cool for 2 minutes.
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    sprinkle with sugar.
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    Take it out. Voila, you are done - now enjoy your jam tarts!

Tips

  • Try dyeing the pastry an unusual color.
  • Try adding toppings, such as Smarties.
  • Try making quiche-just mix some egg and cheese and add to the pastry.
  • Add lemon juice if the tarts are too sweet.

Warnings

  • Use oven gloves when handling things around the oven.

Things You'll Need

  • Muffin tray
  • Sieve
  • Round-bladed knife
  • Jug
  • Scale
  • Mixing bowl

Article Info

Categories: Tarts