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We are going for plain and simple jam tart today.  Plain and simple although there is a pastry part! I really wanted to try to perfect pastry and will be concentrating on that for a few Thursday’s.  This week shortcrust.  And tarts for the queen of hearts – must be as I’m a Valentine’s baby!!!!

 What you will need:-



  • 6oz short crust pastry
  • 6 tablespoons jam

To make short crust pastry:-

You will need

  • 8oz self raising flour
  • pinch salt
  • 4oz butter
  • 2 tablespoons water

Sieve the flour and salt into a mixing bowl.

Rub in the butter until the mixture is like fine crumbs.

Add the water gradually using a palette knife.

The mixture is the right consistency when it can be gathered into a ball leaving the bowl quite clean.

Do not use hard pressure.

Roll into a ball shape on a lightly floured surface.  Then press down with fingers to form a disc shape.  Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 2-3 hours. 

Put the pastry on to a lightly floured pastry board and roll to give it the required shape with a lightly floured rolling pin.

I then used pastry cutters to make individual tart shapes.


Add a teaspoon of jam to each tart. 

I didn’t make my own jam yet, it’s on the list! 

Put in the oven at 200 degrees.  Bake for 20 minutes.  

 Serve with custard.  Because I love custard (it’s on the list!!!!)

Enjoy.  Love Wish Vintage xx

Ps wow, successful bake!!!!