Mini jam & treacle tarts

Mini jam and treacle tarts

It's quick and cheap to make a lot of these mini tarts, so they're perfect for a kid's birthday party

By , 21 September 2015

(3 votes)

Mini jam and treacle tarts
  • 1 Hour 15 Mins
  • Serves: 12
  • Price: 15p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 67g serving contains
  • Energy

    1008KJ

    241KCAL

    12%
  • Fat

    8.9g

    med

    13%
  • Saturates

    5.5g

    high

    28%
  • Sugars

    22.0g

    high

    24%
  • Salt

    0.39g

    med

    7%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1505kJ/360kcal.
Ingredients
  • 125g butter
  • 225g plain flour, plus extra for rolling out
  • 1 level tbsp icing sugar
  • 50g white bread (made into crumbs in a processor)
  • 200g Asda Smart Price Golden Syrup
  • Small unwaxed lemon, zest of
  • 125g Asda Raspberry Jam
Method
  • Pre-heat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Chill a small jug of water in the fridge. Cut the butter into small cubes and leave out of the fridge for 5 minutes.

  • Sift the flour, icing sugar and a pinch of salt into a large bowl. Add the butter and rub it into the flour, using your fingertips, until it resembles large crumbs.

  • Add 3 tbsp chilled water and mix with a round-bladed knife until it starts to make big clumps. Gather it together with your hands and shape into a ball.

  • Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and cut out as many 8cm rounds as you can. Gently put them in a bun tray without stretching the pastry. From the leftover pastry, cut strips as wide as a pencil.

  • Mix the breadcrumbs with the syrup and lemon zest. Put 1 rounded tsp of this mixture in half of the pastry cases. Put 1 rounded tsp raspberry jam in the other cases.

  • Lay 2 strips of pastry on each tart to make a cross, dampening the pastry underneath with water (this will help it stick).

  • Bake the tarts for 20-25 minutes and then leave them to cool - the filling will be very, very hot!