Jam tarts are very easy to make - they take less than half an hour and taste delicious!
To make your jam tarts even more tasty, you can add a gummy bear to your tart to look like a little alien!
You will need:
6 or 12 hole pastry tin
Round pastry cutter
(Make sure you check with an adult first!)
1 x packet of ready-made shortcrust pastry
A jar of your favourite jam
A packet of gummy bears
Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.
(make sure a grown up helps you with the oven)
Unwrap and roll your pastry so it’s about the thickness of a £1 coin.
Dollop 1-2 tsp of your chosen jam into each one and pop a little Gummy Bear sweet inside.
Now your jam tarts are ready to bake!
Butter a 12-hole tart tin, then dust your work surface with flour.
Use a round cutter to cut out 12 circles, big enough to line the holes in the tin and press the pastry circles into the tin.
Ask a grown up to help you put them in the oven and bake for 12-15 mins or until golden and the filling is starting to bubble a little. Leave to cool in the tin for a few mins then carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
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AN ALIEN IN THE JAM FACTORY Text © 2021 Chrissie Sains; Illustrations © 2021 Jenny Taylor
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