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

Ingredients

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

Filling

Raspberry/Strawberry Jam

2oz / 55g Butter

2oz / 55g Caster sugar

2oz / 55g Desiccated coconut

3 Level tablespoons of self-raising flour

1 Egg beaten

Method

  • 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.

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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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6 Comments Add yours

  1. These look lovely – I’m definitely going to have a go of making them this weekend!

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  2. Gluecksgeist says:

    I need to make these asap!! The look and sound amazing xx

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    1. Katie Rose says:

      Thanks so much! 😊💛

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  3. Wow looks so delicious 😍

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    1. Katie Rose says:

      Thank you lovely!! ❤ xx

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