Easy Jam Tarts for a quick sweet fix

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

In times of stress and tension, the only thing that seems to help Is baking. And as a sweet treat junkie, I am absolutely okay with this! With the arrival of my lactose intolerant nephew, came the challenge of lactose free baking - so my sister could still eat all the goodies but not pass the lactose onto him while feeding. Her favourite sweet treat is a jam tart, so it only seemed natural to have a bash at whipping up a batch.

I've never really done any lactose free baking, so these tarts were somewhat of an experiment. Of course the recipe I'm going to post is standard, using dairy, but I'll also let you know how I edited it to suit us.

You Will Need...

1 Egg
65g Caster Sugar
250g Plain Flour
175g Butter
A dash of water
Jams of your choosing


1. Preheat the oven at 160 degrees and line either a 12 cup muffin tray, or baking tray (or in my case, both)

2. Cream your butter and sugar, until light and fluffy

3. Add the egg and mix. Slowly sift the flour into the mix, to form a dough.

4. sprinkle some flour over a clean surface and roll your dough to be about 5mm think. Using a round cutter, or a mug, cut out your tart cases and line them in the tins. For the square jammy dodger type tarts, simply use 2 squares, using the pad of you fingers, gently press a small dip in the bottom square for your jam to sit in. once you have places your top party on, use a knife or fork to seal the edges to keep the jam nicely tucked in.

5.Spoon a few table spoons of your chosen jam into a bowl and add a dash of water, and mix well. Spoon the jam into the cases so they're around 2/3 full.

6. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, until the edges are golden.

7. Resist temptation and allow too cool. It will be worth it!!

Edited Recipe and Method

1 Egg
65g Caster Sugar
350g Plain Flour
175g Plant Based Butter - I used Flora
A dash of water
Jams of your choosing

Everything about the method is exactly the same. the only read difference is that due to the oil in the butter, more flour is needed. This does give the pastry a slightly more biscuity, but that doesn't take away from the amazing taste!! I also upped the oven to 190 degrees and cooked them for roughly 20 minutes, but its really just about keeping me eye on them and bringing them out when they start to harden.

I hope if you give these little beauties a go, you'll find them as easy as I did, and im so sorry if leads to a minor addiction and they don't become a daily bake... which I'd be lying If I said hadn't happened to me!!

Happy baking, Thank You as always for reading,
Love Rosie xxx

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