Maids of Honour

    40 min

    These individual tarts have a raspberry surprise in the bottom. Vanilla extract may be substituted for the almond extract.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 recipe pastry for a 23cm pie
    • 4 tablespoons raspberry jam
    • 60g butter, softened
    • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 60g (2 1/2 oz) plain flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
    • 2 teaspoons icing sugar for dusting

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Move oven rack to bottom position and preheat oven to 190 C (gas 5). Lightly grease 12 (5cm) tart tins.
    2. Roll out pastry and cut 12 (8cm) circles. Fit one pastry circle into each tart tin. Spread one teaspoon of raspberry jam into the bottom of each pastry case.
    3. In a medium mixing bowl, cream together softened butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in egg. Add flour, baking powder and almond extract and mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Pour 1 tablespoon of batter into each pastry case.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, until risen and firm. Dust tarts with icing sugar.

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    I made these for christmas, they are delicious and added icing to each tartlet a cherry and angelica to make them look a bit christmassy.  -  22 Dec 2011


    I doubled the recipe and made this as a slice/tray tart. Also substituted 1 oz of the flour with almond meal. Turned out great!  -  27 Oct 2013


    Super easy to make. I used a wine glass to cut out pastry rounds. Also a small teaspoon of jam otherwise it overflows! Really nice and will make again.  -  07 Feb 2016