Recipe: Coconut & Strawberry Jam Tarts

So these bad boys have been a firm family favourite since I can remember! I grew up with them wafting under my nose, and I’m pretty sure they’ve long contributed to me not being able to tone up my butt. That or I just don’t exercise. Potentially.

Moving on.

Anyway, the point is these are super tasty and so easy to make, so I couldn’t not share them with you. Shall we get into it?

Makes: 12 tarts Prep time: 30 mins Cook time: 15 mins


Pastry casing: (Note: you can totally cheat & buy ready rolled shortcrust pastry!)

2oz / 55g Butter

4oz / 110g Plain flour

Pinch of salt

1 level teaspoon of caster sugar

1 Egg Yolk

Cold water to mix


Raspberry/Strawberry Jam

2oz / 55g Butter

2oz / 55g Caster sugar

2oz / 55g Desiccated coconut

3 Level tablespoons of self-raising flour

1 Egg beaten


  • Preheat your oven to gas mark 5/190 C
  • Make the pastry – add your flour, salt & butter to a large bowl & mix until mixture forms breadcrumb consistency.
  • Add the sugar & make a well in the middle of the crumbs; pour in your egg yolk and add water a little at a time to make a firm dough. Turn the dough out onto a floured board and knead lightly.
  • Roll the pastry out until it is around 2mm thick and cut out 12 rounds with a cutter to fit a 12 hole cake tray
  • Alternatively, crack open your ready rolled pastry (cheeky) and follow the relevant above steps!
  • Place a little of your preferred jam – about half a teaspoonful – in the centre of each pastry round, and pop the tray aside.
  • To make the coconut topping, cream together your butter & sugar until pale and fluffy, then add your beaten egg.
  • Add the coconut & flour, and add a little water if necessary to give a soft dropping consistency.
  • Place a spoonful of the coconut mix on top of each of the pastry rounds, be sure to cover the jam!
  • Oven bake at gas mark 5/190 C for 15 minutes or until golden brown and bouncy to the touch
  • Cool on a wire rack – definitely let them cool, the last thing you wanna do is burn your lip on hot jam. Not that I’ve done this before. Nope..

voila! Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.


Let me know if you make these & what you think of them! I’d love your feedback!

Big kisses for now,



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