Jam Tarts ( Cooking with Kids)
by Tarla Dalal
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All-time favourite Jam Tarts made from scratch in your own kitchen with the involvement of your little buddies – can it get any better than this?!
Jam Tart is a fun treat to make at home with kids, who will love decorating the melt-in-the-mouth tarts with different kinds of jams and decorations. They will thoroughly enjoy their time in the kitchen, and want to do it more often.
Serve it at a party, so your kids get an opportunity to show off their creative tart-decorating skills. Don’t forget the garnish of powdered sugar as it instantly boosts the visual appeal of the tarts and gives a nice mouth-feel too!
If you love tarts, we strongly recommend you try our other classic recipes like Peach and Lemon Tart or Mango Tarts
- Sieve the flour and salt together in a deep bowl.
- Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips and mix well.
- Gradually add ice-cold water (approx. 1 tbsp) and knead well to make a stiff dough.
- Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
- Knead the dough again, divide it into 5 equal portions.
- Roll out a portion of the dough, on a lightly floured work surface, into a 100 mm. (4”) diameter circle.
- Place the circle into a 75 mm. (3”) diameter tart case and press the circle gently around the sides of the tart case and trim the edges.
- Repeat step 6 and 7 to make 4 more tarts.
- Prick all over the tarts with the help of a fork.
- Arrange the tarts on a baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200ºc (400ºf) for approx. 10 minutes.
- Fill 2 tarts each with 1½ tbsp of orange marmalade and the remaining 3 tarts with 1½ tbsp each of mixed fruit jam.
- Knead the trimmed edges of the dough together, roll it out and cut into different shapes using cookie cutters or strips using a knife.
- Decorate the tarts by placing the cut out shapes and strips over the jam.
- Arrange the tarts on a baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200ºc (400ºf) for approx. 15 minutes.
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