Wednesday 1 February 2017

Heart Tarts

It's time for another craft but this time I thought I'd give you a cheap and cheerful baking idea. So, here we go........

A plate full of jam tarts with heart tops

You will need
  • Bun/tart tray (£1.00 @ Poundland)
  • Pastry/cookie cutters (£1.00 @ Poundland) - If you don't have these and aren't going to use them regularly don't buy them! Granny's always have a set of these so ask yours, your child's or one you know!
  • Heart stencil/cutter - (£1.00 @ Tesco) This isn't essential though. You can use a knife and make a template with paper if you don't have them. I picked up the one pictured below super cheap and will use it often. 
  • Pastry brush - Not essential. Use a spoon if you don't have one.
  • A small piece of greaseproof paper or kitchen roll
  • Teaspoon
  • A nob of butter or spread 
  • Roll out pastry (89p @ Aldi) - Obviously you can make your own but roll out is much less stress when baking with kids! 
  • Jar of strawberry jam (29p @ Tesco)
  • Milk 
Equipment and ingredients needed

First, grease your tin with the butter. 

Cake tin being greased

Greased tin

Roll out your pastry and using the normal cutter let your little ones cut out 12 bases.

Child using a pastry cutter to cut pastry

Place them in the tin.

Pastry in the tin

Cake tray with pastry

Then let them fill each one with a teaspoon or two of jam.

Jar of jam with a spoon inside  

Child putting jam into pastry cases

Jam filled pastry cases

Next let them cut out the heart shapes.

Heart cutter cutting pastry

Place on top of the jam.

Tarts with heart tops

Using the brush or spoon seal the tarts with milk.

Tarts being sealed with a pastry brush and milk

Bakes for 15 minutes at 180c, until golden brown. 

Tarts in the oven

Baked heart tarts  Baked heart tart

Cool on a wire rack or a plate.

Baked heart tarts on a plate

Don't be tempted to eat them to early! The jam will be HOT! 

Keep on eye on your apprentice you may find they sneak off to eat jam out the jar!

Toddler eating jam!


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