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Easy flower shaped jam tarts

I bake a lot of cakes with my children but recently we tried something different – jam tarts. I wanted to make it as easy as possible so used ready made short crust pastry.

Flower shaped jam tarts for kids - the gingerbread house

Time to make: 1 hour

Equipment needed to make flower shaped jam tarts:
Short crust pastry (but you can make your own if you prefer)
Jam or lemon curd
Flower shaped cookie cutter
Mini tart tin (each hole measures 4×2 cm)

First roll out your pastry until it is about 3mm thick. Lightly flour your cutter and cut out as many shapes as you can from the pastry.

flower jam tartsWe used this child-friendly cookie cutter cube which features 6 different shapes including a flower.

flower jam tartsWe carefully lifted off the pastry flowers and pressed them into a well greased tin, and gently pricked the bottom of each flower with a fork.

flower jam tarts We baked our little pastry flowers for 5 minutes at 180°C then filled them with a teaspoon of our favourite jam (for us) and lemon curd (for Daddy). We put them back in the oven for 5 minutes at 180°C. We left them to cool before transferring them to a wire rack. The jam gets really hot so you do need to let them cool down properly.

flower shaped pastry tartsTry and eat a few whilst they are warm though because they are delicious! We took a few of ours outside and enjoyed them whilst sitting in the shade of our cherry tree. They both enjoyed making them but I think they had even more fun eating them!

Easy flower shaped jam tarts



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    aunty caca
    July 9, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Can I put an order in for when I come to visit please!! Yummy xx

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    July 9, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Well these are adorable! I want to bake this weekend so I’m deffo gonna give these a shot!

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    July 9, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Awww I love these! I’m currently making a list of things to do in the summer hols with our girls, we’ll definitely have to do some baking! Xxx

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    Jennifer Tammy
    August 7, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    These turned out beautifully! I love that cookie cutter cube 🙂
    Thanks so much for participating in the 31 Days of Kids’ Kitchen activities series!

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