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Maids of Honour

By Jessica1994 (GoodFood Community)
Rating: 3 out of 5.2 ratings
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  • Easy
  • Makes approx. 12 maids of honour
Little tarts with cake on top. delicious. a treat for all
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Ingredients

Pastry

  • 200g plain flour
  • 100g butter
  • A jar of jam or your choice of filling

Filling

  • 200g plain flour
  • 100g butter
  • A jar of jam or your choice of filling
  • 50g butter
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 50g self-raising flour
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla/almond extract

Method

  • STEP 1
    Preheat oven to 180*C/350*F/Gas mark 4. and line a tray with 12 small shallow cases
  • STEP 2
    Add the plain flour into a large bowl and add the 100g of butter. Mix together using the rubbing method/ using fingertips until it had a bread crumb consistency.
  • STEP 3
    Use a butter knife and slowly add in the water until a dough has formed. Then roll out onto a surface, preferably with plain flour sprinkled onto it, to the thickness of approx. a £1 coin
  • STEP 4
    Cut into circles so you can line it in the cake case and it will just start to hang over. Do this until you have used up all of the pastry
  • STEP 5
    Add 1/2 tsp of your choice of filling( e.g jam) into every case with pastry and then leave to the side
  • STEP 6
    Add all filling ingredients and beat into a bowl together. Then add 1tsp of mixture into every tart and put into the oven for 20 mins or until golden brown.

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Rating: 3 out of 5.2 ratings
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