The queen of Hearts she made some tarts
All on a summers day
The knave of Hearts he stole those tarts
And took them clean away.
The humble jam tart is always an easy one to whip up for when people come over, an easy little dessert, or an afternoon treat. If you have some pastry already in your freezer it makes it even easier.
First roll out your pastry and cut out to your desired shape. (Really you can use what ever you have at hand. A big long tray can also look great. Just cut the pieces to suit then.) For a pastry recipe, you also try here.
Grease tray, and place strips of baking paper down. All this does is makes it super easy to flip out when they are cooked. Rather than baking blind, I pricked the pastry with a fork and baked until golden at 180C. When the pastry shells are cooled, you can add ANY jam you want. It all tastes good. For these little numbers. I melted a little dark chocolate and then drizzled a small amount on the inside of the shell. This just gives a thin layer of chocolate underneath the jam mixture. Then spooned a strawberry jam mixed with freshly ground pepper. The pepper isn’t overwhelming just gives a gentle hint of… ooohh, whats that?
The King of Hearts called for the tarts
And beat the Knave full sore
The Knave of Hearts brought back the tarts
And vowed he’d steal no more!
I’ve never thought to criss cross strips of baking paper underneath. Genius! I love the idea of biting into one of these and being assailed by the sweetness of the jam, the richness of the chocolate, the buttery pastry and the ‘huh?’ (but in an oh so good way!) of the pepper. Nice.
That paper trick works a treat, especially for deeper individual pies…pop!
You just teasing me now Brydie…., these would go so well for afternoon tea…., my momma is visiting…, I’ve got the ingredients & the pastry doesn’t take that long right…, I can do this Yesss!! Thanks Mate 😉
No worries Anna 🙂
Yummy! Love your baking paper trick, very nifty. What kind of jam did you end up using? The pepper sounds really interesting too. I bet they didn’t last long! 🙂
No they didn’t last long…nor the ones I did today. Chocolate Chai Truffle Tarts. Tarts are fun.
Love your tarts Brydie! 🙂
Your tarts are beautiful. I think the pepper is a genius-type addition! I’m wondering how it would be added to the crust- white pepper pastries?
Your boys are blessed with an inventive and busy mother.
Your husband is just blessed
and you, my dear, are the blessing!
I am always amazed at how “perfect” your results look. Those tarts look incredible, every step of the way.
Beautiful and a wonderful way to use up all the jam we have floating around! Thanks Brydie! 🙂
You family is lucky to have so many yummy heart felt treats.
Thanks everyone for your kind words. The tarts are easy and fun to make as there are so many different ways to fill them up…and I love an easy spot of baking 😉