Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Saved by Jam Tarts

 When the Mike the Knight Vikings are ready to attack and you do not have your shield; the only other thing that can save you is Jam Tarts.

So Zach and mommy had to make some to save the day . The pesky Vikings were after us and we were caught without our shields, yikes . But jam tarts came to the rescue.

So easy to make from scratch . Yes cook them yourself .
Crust :
1/2 C of  softened margarine , butter or shortening (does not matter which)
1 1/2 C of flour
Sprinkle of salt
1 TBSP hot water
Mix all ingredients together minus the water till crumbly mixture , use your hands . Add the water and form into a dough . You do not need to chill it or fancy stuff, just roll it out on a floured space and cut with a wide mouthed cup and put into ungreased, not lined muffin tins .
( you do not even need a rolling pin , I use a cookie sheet as my rolling out area , floured to stop the stick and use a tall glass to roll out the dough , thin and use the mouth of the glass to cut the circles)
Place the crusts in a 350 oven for 6 minutes , you want to brown the crusts so you get a perfect tart base before you add the filling.

Yep you guessed it Jam .. drop by a tsp full into eat crust and put it back into the oven for about 7-10 minutes then they are done . Use whatever Jam you want .

These are great and a quick treat , esp if you have a Mike the Knight fan and make this part of play .

Mommy hand whipped ( yes all by hand ) some whipped cream , that is how I have my jam tarts , swimming in whipped cream ... It is the only of course .

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