Hearts of Tarts

Now that we are all sick to death of eating pancakes it is time to take out the mixing bowl once again! This is a great easy recipe to make with the kids at home.

Love-um Jam Tarts


225g/8oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour

125g/4oz Butter (room temperature)

25g/1oz Caster Sugar

1 Egg (beaten)

4 Tablespoons Water (approx.)

Jam (Raspberry, Strawberry or mixed berry)If you are feeling very ambitious make your own jam from frozen berries or fresh mixed berries.

Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Lightly grease a bun tin.
Put the flour and sugar into a bowl, rub in the butter until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Add the egg and sufficient water to mix to a soft dough. Turn onto a floured board and gently roll on the flour.
Roll out dough to 3mm/one eight of an inch. Cut into rounds with a 7½cms/3” cutter. Place the rounds in the bun tin and prick well with a fork.
Put into preheated oven for 10 minutes, remove from oven and place a teaspoon of your favourite jam into each.
Get a pastry cutter in the shape of a love heart and cut pastry hearts to place on top in the centre.Return to the oven for a further 10 to 15 minutes until pastry is golden brown.
Remove from oven and allow to ‘stand for about 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire tray to cool.