These magnificent little tarts have been the culinary highlight of the summer. Made with Hampshire's own Naked Jam English Tea Jelly and homemade shortcrust pastry, only the best quality ingredients have been used in their purest form. The trick to this recipe is achieving balance. Work hard on making a fabulously light and crumbly shortcrust pastry that is just able to hold its own to get from plate to mouth. You want it to be as light as a cloud on the palate allowing the English Tea Jelly to feature.
Making great shortcrust pastry is focused around two things 1) working the dough as little as possible and 2) using cold ingredients and keeping the pastry cool. When it is time to add the water, add just enough to ensure that the pastry keeps a good form when it is rolled out, but not too much water making it sticky. Remember, you can always add more water, but you can't take it away once added.