Sweet Shortcrust Pastry Tarts

    Really nice!

    Hampshire, England, UK
    2 people made this


    • 200g plain flour
    • 100g butter
    • 3-4 tbsp cold water
    • 1 tbsp caster sugar
    • Filling
    • 2-3 tbsp jam
    • 75g caster sugar
    • 75g SR flour or (half flour and half groung almonds)
    • 75g butter
    • 1 large egg
    • 1-2 tsp almond essence
    • Flaked almonds for decoration


    1. Preheat the oven to Gas 5/ 190C
    2. Make the shortcrust pastry - rub the fat into the flour until like breadcrumbs.
    3. Bind together with cold water to make a stiff dough.
    4. Leave to chill for 5 minutes.
    5. Prepare the topping - Cream together butter, sugar flour and egg.
    6. Add almond essence, mix to a soft consistency.
    7. Roll out the pastry to the thickness of a £1 coin, cut into circles and line a tart tin or a muffin tin.
    8. Add a little jam into the centre of each.
    9. Place a spoonful of cake topping on the top of the jam making sure that the edges are sealed.
    10. Sprinkle flaked almonds on top.
    11. Bake until well risen firm to touch and golden brown.


    You can do any jam you would like.

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