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Jam Tarts

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Serves 1 - 12 Tartlets

Sweet and delicious jam tarts excellent warm.

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  • 12 teaspoons jam (of your choice of flavour)
  • 28g sugar
  • 255g plain flour
  • 140g hard marg or butter
  • 6 tbsp cold water


    1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 5
    2. Sieve the flour into a mixing bowl and rub in the marg until it resembles fine breadcrumbs
    3. add the water tablespoon by table spoon until it is a moist dough
    4. Grease a cupcake tray and cut the pastry.
    5. Put the jam into the pastry and bake on Gas Mark 5 for 12-15 mins

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27th Aug, 2017
Simple, easy recipe - great to try with young children. However; you need to add what to do with the sugar, and ingredients are normally listed in the order they are used. It would be good to add that 'gas mark 5' is 190C/375F (about 10% lower for fan forced).
21st Jun, 2017
Great recipe. Used it for school with a faulty oven and they still turned out delicious, all my friends loved them.
22nd Feb, 2017
The worst recipe! Where does the sugar go?! And no thickness specified at all. And Gas Mark 5, it would have been helpful to have this in Farenheit or Centigrade. So after following this recipe, my tarts are too thick, raw in the middle and currently inedible! In the bin they go! Note to self - next time, read the comments below!
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Zandra Burgess
3rd Sep, 2018
It is easy to convert gas marks to Fahrenheit or Centigrade, that’s what google is there for so the thickness and rawness is your own fault. If you have issues with this recipe get a different one.
21st Jun, 2017
its not hard to convert gas to Fahrenheit or centigrade so the raw thing is your own fault
13th May, 2016
Thickness of pastry would be very helpful. I made two batches and one was thicker than the other, tasted claggy and undercooked, although were golden brown
23rd Apr, 2016
The sugar is optional to sprinkle on top of the jam before baking to give them a little extra sheen.
16th Jan, 2014
Great simple recipe ~ quick & easy... I made a selection~ passion fruit curd, raspberry, blackcurrent & apricot jam. Must'n over full the cases... Big hit with everyone!
24th Dec, 2013
When do you use the sugar?
3rd Apr, 2013
Simple recipe, goes down well with the kids!! NB. Add your sugar after you have rubbed in the flour, before adding the water!


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