Who doesn’t love Jam Tarts? A classic sweet treat enjoyed by children and adults alike.
A gluten-free jam tart is a variant of a regular tart, which is a baked dish which has a pastry base with an open top. The fillings in tarts are usually sweet or savoury, although you can add fruit to them.
Jam tarts can come in many different colours, this is because the different kind of jams you use impact the colour of the final dish. In this blog post, we’re going to be going over how to make a gluten-free jam tart from start to finish.
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- 150g Doves Farm Gluten-Free White Flour
- 75g butter, softened
- 50g caster sugar
- 6 tablespoons of cold water
- 200g Skinny Food Co Jam (any flavour)
- Two 12-hole tart trays
- Plain or scalloped round pastry cutters
- Pastry blender
- Large mixing bowl
- Prep – 15 Minutes
- Cooking Time – 18 Minutes
How To Make Perfect Gluten-Free Jam Tarts
The first step you want to do is preheat the oven to the correct temperature. The correct temperatures are as follows: 180°C, Fan 160°C, 350°F, Gas 4
After that, you want to put the flour and butter together in a large bowl.
Then, you want to work the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. The most efficient way of doing this is using a pastry blender or fork.
After you’ve worked the butter into the flour, you then want to stir the caster sugar into the mixture.
Then, you want to stir in the water, stirring in enough to bring together a soft, ball of dough. Then cover the dough and leave it to stand for 15 minutes.
Whilst the pastry is standing you want to rub your butter around the inside of your tart tray, this recipe is designed for 12 jam tarts so adjust accordingly.
Then, you want to dust your worktop with flour, putting the pastry in the middle and sprinkling it with more flour.
You then want to roll out the dough until the pastry is roughly 1.5mm/1.16” in thickness.
Then, you want to select a pastry cutter, or a cup that’s slightly bigger than the holes of the tart try and press it into the dough to make circles.
You then want to lift up the pastry circles, placing them into your prepared jam tart tray.
Once you’ve got all the circles from your first line of dough, you want to then gather up the remaining bits of dough into a ball. You will then roll it out again and cut more circles until you can’t anymore.
Before they go into the oven, you want to place a teaspoon of jam in the centre of each tart. It doesn’t have to be a particular flavour, just one that you like the most.
You then want to bake it for 12-18 minutes at 180 degrees celsius. Depending on the size of your tarts, you may want to check every now and again