Jam Tarts ( Cooking with Kids)

Jam Tarts ( Cooking with Kids)

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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

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Jam Tarts ( Cooking with Kids) recipe - How to make Jam Tarts ( Cooking with Kids)

Preparation Time:    Baking time:  35 minutes   Baking temperature:  200ºC (400ºF)   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     5Makes 5 tarts
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For The Tarts
3/4 cup plain flour (maida)
a pinch of salt
5 tbsp butter

Other Ingredients
3 tbsp orange marmalade
4 1/2 tbsp mixed fruit jam

For the tarts

    For the tarts
  1. Sieve the flour and salt together in a deep bowl.
  2. Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips and mix well.
  3. Gradually add ice-cold water (approx. 1 tbsp) and knead well to make a stiff dough.
  4. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  5. Knead the dough again, divide it into 5 equal portions.
  6. Roll out a portion of the dough, on a lightly floured work surface, into a 100 mm. (4”) diameter circle.
  7. 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.
  8. Repeat step 6 and 7 to make 4 more tarts.
  9. Prick all over the tarts with the help of a fork.
  10. Arrange the tarts on a baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200ºc (400ºf) for approx. 10 minutes.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Fill 2 tarts each with 1½ tbsp of orange marmalade and the remaining 3 tarts with 1½ tbsp each of mixed fruit jam.
  2. Knead the trimmed edges of the dough together, roll it out and cut into different shapes using cookie cutters or strips using a knife.
  3. Decorate the tarts by placing the cut out shapes and strips over the jam.
  4. 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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