Wednesday, 2 February 2011
If you are looking for a tasty treat to make for the kiddies (both big and small) for a special Valentines tea, or even just because . . . look no further.
These tasty little tarts are quick to make and oh-so-tasty!
Using only three ingredients . . . ready made shortcrust pastry, jam and marshmallows . . . they are very easily made and very impressive. Well, I think they are at any rate!
You can use whatever kind of jam you wish. I used blackberry, apricot and raspberry . . . but you can use whatever you have on hand. Strawberry is really nice, as is blueberry.
They are just perfect for an impromptu Tea party! Or an afterschool treat! Or for that Valentine's Classroom Party Treat!
Don't be tempted to overfill them . . . the jam really bubbles up and you will end up with a bit of a mess on your hands and or in your oven. Just a dab will do you!
Crisp buttery pastry, filled with fruity sweet jam and topped with a light little puff of marshmallow. What a delightful treat!
*Spiffy Jam Tarts*
Quick to make, versatile and oh so scrummy. Everyone loves these!
1/2 package of all butter short crust pastry
12 tsp of jam (any variety, raspberry, apricot, strawberry, etc.)
6 large marshmallows, cut in half with a pair of scissors
Preheat the oven to 200*C/400*F/ gas mark 6. Lightly butter a bun tin.
Pinch off walnut sized pieces of the pastry and press them into the bun tin to line each indentation. Fill with 1 tsp of jam. Do not be temped to overfil as it will bubble over and you'll have a hard time getting them out. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the pastry is browned and the jam bubbling. Top each tart with one half of a marshmallow and return to the oven for about 3 to 5 minutes, until the marshmallow has begun to soften and lightly brown.
Remove from the oven and from the pan to a wire rack to cool completely before eating. Do not be tempted to eat when still warm, as the jam is very hot and will burn.