Jam tarts

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Jam tarts
Fun and easy to make and cheap too! 

230g plain flour
140g butter (chilled)
30g caster sugar
1 beaten egg
60ml or 4 tbsps water (approximately)
Jam to fill - homemade lemon curd, raspberry or apricot work well

Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6 and lightly grease a bun tray.

Put the flour and butter into a bowl, rub the butter in until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Mix in the sugar.

Add the egg and enough water to just bring the dough together - a little at a time is best.

If time allows, shape into a round, wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Remove from fridge, turn onto a lightly floured board and roll out to approx 3mm deep.

Using a 7-8 cm cookie cutter, cut the dough into rounds. Put the rounds into the prepared bun tin and prick each with a fork.

Bake in the preheated oven for around 10 minutes.

Remove from the oven and place a teaspoon of your preferred jam or curd into each. Return to the oven for a further 10 to 15 minutes until pastry is nicely golden brown.

Remove from oven and allow to cool in the tin for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire tray to cool.

Serves
6

Preparation Time
15 minutes

Cooking Time
25 minutes

Main ingredients
Flour, Eggs

Recipe Type
Party Food, Cakes & Baking, Easy Recipes, Cake Stall

Special Info
Nut free, Pregnant Mums

Level of Difficulty
Easy

Jam is very hot when baked, so don't attempt to eat them for at least 15 minutes. 

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