Jam tarts

Another great recipe for making with your children, jam tarts are simple and tasty. These tarts are made with a basic pastry, don’t worry about chilling the pastry before rolling out, just don’t over handle it.  Any jam will work, just use whatever you have in the fridge/cupboard.  This recipe will make approx 15 tarts depending on how thinly you roll out the pastry.






170g self raising flour

85g cold butter

3tbsp cold water

15 heaped tsp jam



Preheat the oven to 180c/350f/gas 4.

Chop the butter in to small cubes and place in a bowl with the flour. Using your hands rub the butter and flour together until it resembles bread crumbs.

Stir the water in one tbsp at a time to form a not too sticky dough.

On a lightly floured surface gently roll out the dough (not too thinly) and using a cutter cut out approx 15 circles.

Place the pastry circles in a shallow bun tin and add a heaped teaspoon of jam to each one (not too much jam or it will ooze everywhere)

Bake in the preheated oven for 20-30mins or until the pastry is golden brown.

Remove the tarts from the tin and leave to cool completely on a wire rack.