Thanks to Mike the Knight, the Wildthings developed an obsession with jam tarts on Sunday and were still talking about them on Monday, so there was really only one thing to be done. We baked some!
They are so easy, I can’t actually believe that I haven’t made them with them before. I’ve included the ‘recipe’ we used at the end of this post, but to be honest, you don’t need one.
So, I promised you the recipe. We made our own pastry, but really, shop bought would be fine.
125g/4oz plain flour
pinch of salt
55g/2oz butter, cubed
30-45ml/2-3 tbsp cold water
Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs, then add a little water at a time and mix with a knife to bring the crumbs together into a dough. Wrap in clingfilm and refridgerate for about 15 minutes… or skip all of that, take your packet of pastry out of the fridge and carry on from here!
Roll out the pastry to about 3mm thick and cut out circles. Lay these in a shallow pie tray (I have *no* idea what these are actually called! Tart pan maybe?! Who knows!)- remember to grease if it’s not non-stick! Place a heaped teaspoon of jam, lemon curd, marmalade or a mixture as the Wildthings did, in each case and bake for bout 15 minutes at 180. Our took a bit longer in fact, but it’s easy to see when they’re done. Have fun!