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Cream Tea Strawberry Jam Tarts

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About the bake

These cream tea strawberry jam tarts are perfect to have with afternoon tea. Serve with whipped cream and a glass of Pimm's to make them a beautifully indulgent afternoon treat. These little tarts look great with their jam filled centres and some piped cream over the top. This recipe makes a batch of 12 and takes just under an hour. We've used shop bought jam for this recipe but if you want to make your own have a look at our Summer Strawberry Jam recipe.

55Total Time
25Prep Time
30Bake Time
12Serves
Easy

Method

  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 180°C, (fan 160°C, gas mark 4).

  2. Step 2:

    To make the pastry – In a mixing bowl, rub the sifted flour, sugar, salt and butter together to form a crumb consistency.

  3. Step 3:

    Add the beaten egg and egg yolk and mix to form a dough.

  4. Step 4:

    Wrap the dough in clingfilm and refrigerate for 25 minutes or so.

  5. Step 5:

    Remove the dough from the refrigerator and knead it on a floured work surface.

  6. Step 6:

    Roll out the pastry and cut out 8cm circles.

  7. Step 7:

    Put the pastry discs into the tart tin and put a half a tablespoon of strawberry jam in the middle of each.

  8. Step 8:

    Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the pastry is crisp and brown.

  9. Step 9:

    Whip the cream with a teaspoon of vanilla bean paste and serve with the jam tarts.

Ingredients

  • For the Pastry

    • 225g Plain white flour
    • 0pinch Salt
    • 150g Butter (unsalted)
    • 75g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 1 Egg
    • 1 Egg yolk
  • For the Filling

    • 6 tbsp Strawberry jam
    • 300ml Whipping cream
    • 1 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Bean Paste

Utensils

  • Tart tin
  • Mixing bowl
  • Clingfilm
  • Rolling pin
  • Whisk

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