Jam Tarts

Calories 40 per tart,
Preparation time 15 minutes,
Cooking time 15 minutes,
Oven temperature 200°C, 400°F, gas 6


makes 24
100 g (4 oz) plain flour
pinch of salt
50 g (2 oz) butter or margarine
1 - 2 tablespoons water
100 g (4 oz) strawberry jam


1. Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Rub in the butter or margarine until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

2. Stir in just enough water to bind the ingredients, and lightly mix together. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface, then cut out (2 1/2 in) rounds.

3. Use these to line patty tins. Put a small spoonful of jam into each tart. Bake in a moderate oven for 10 - 15 minutes or until the pastry is golden. Cool on a wire rack. Serve warm or cold.

Use only enough water to bind pastry. Handle the dough lightly, as little as possible. Use a very light sifting of flour for rolling and roll one way only. Do not turn pastry over, lift on the rolling pin if necessary.

What did you think?

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posted by anonomous @ 11:06AM, 4/06/10
This recipe only makes 9 jam tarts not 24!
Okay Recipe
posted by lola @ 06:56AM, 4/22/10
This recipe was okay but it did not make 24 I could just about squueze 12 with that the pastry was that thin it fell apart so i then made 8 which was better
Waste of ingredients !
posted by Max @ 11:07AM, 6/06/10
I used 3x the amount of ingredients you were supposed to use (to make more) and still only got to 22 ! nice though. =)
posted by chloe @ 09:23AM, 7/23/10
Only made 9, but it wa getting difficult after 6.
posted by Lucie-Mai @ 02:14PM, 7/26/10
They Tasted Really Nice But There Wasent Much Ingredients.
posted by Nina ahmed @ 12:53PM, 8/01/10
IV'E JUST MADE 23 PERFECT LITTLE BITE SIZE ONES. Quick easy and simple. I was bored and wanted something to do. When i found the recipe and read the feedback i was ready to double the ingredients but then thought ill give it a try.
As soon as i took them out they were gone lol..
Thanks for the recipe will keep it with me always.x:)
Wouldn't recommend it...
posted by megan =) @ 11:22AM, 8/20/10
I only made nine, and that was at a push :L
and to be quite honest they are particularly small.
i wouldn't recommend it.
They tast good but ....
posted by Molly :) @ 09:32AM, 8/25/10
Come on! The ingredients only made me 10 at a push and they were 10 small tarts! Tasted nice though :)
Sweet but small
posted by ribeenabeames @ 12:53PM, 8/26/10
Omg how small can tarts be they were delish i admit but 24 !!! i only made nine at a huge push but sill i would recomend them for partys but you'll have to trippleise the ingredients i made them coz i was like bored in the summer hol's
Pastry falls apart
posted by wrightbosh @ 05:25AM, 9/05/10
Pastry very delicate, and I only got 7 smallish tarts, and half of them fell apart as I put them in the tin, will definately not use this recipe again.
Well gooood
posted by Amy Sutcliffe @ 01:26PM, 10/12/10
I got 11 jam tarts and they are absoulutaly beautiful your recipe is so good x i will definatly use this recipe again i will put it on facebook x
Rainy day boredom breaker
posted by Amy and Ebony :) @ 08:41AM, 11/08/10
My daughter (age 2) and I have just made 12 jam tarts with this recipe. It is a rainy day and we wanted something quick and simple to make. Great recipe, my daughter is very pleased with herself! Would highly recommend as a boredom breaker.

If falling apart u havent added enough water. You can continue to add little dribbles of water if flour has dried it out after rolling
Good BUT
posted by Amber @ 01:02PM, 11/12/10
As pp have said this only makes a few tarts, you need to double it x
I agree O:
posted by A hungry child @ 08:41AM, 11/30/10
Nice recipe but you need to x it to make enough.
Nobody wants a jam tart that has pastry as thin as paper.
3 things made
posted by warren and aiden @ 11:29AM, 1/16/11
Warren made 12 jam tarts and aiden made 12 lemon curd.both had alot of dough and made a jam roll
Only made 7
posted by cooking bug @ 06:31AM, 2/11/11
Good recipe but may need to double up/triple your ingredients as I only managed to make 7.
It was good but...
posted by emma-jayne @ 09:07AM, 2/12/11
Really great , easy recipe but i only made eight..should have doubled everything.
posted by jam_tarts @ 02:27PM, 10/08/11
I used only half the ingrediants described (25g butter and 1 small cup of flour, and added 1tbsp of water) and i made 8 full sized tarts with hearts on the tops, they are wonderful! i thinned out the pastry allot before lining the tins and they are perfect none broke, me and my nephew are eating them all up right now, thanks for a wonderful recepie x
posted by hi 6 @ 08:03AM, 11/18/11
It was lovely thanks :)
Easy and fun:)
posted by dannii=) @ 08:11AM, 2/12/12
Made these tarts because i was bored, i started then looked at the reviews so added 50g more of flour and 25g more of butter, and i made 18 big ones quite easily, tasted great=)
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