The cakes I bake and the books I read while baking them.
I had pastry left over from my Apple Pie, so…. Jam Tarts!
The last time I made these I was about five and in hospital, so it was a nice change to be 20 years older and in my own kitchen.
Things you will need:
255g plain flour
6 tbs cold water
Jam – any flavour of jam that you like.
A cake tin.
Firstly, get your cake tin, by cake tin I mean the ones with the little individual dents in for cup cakes (seriously, what are those things called?), and grease it.
Measure out your flour and your butter, cut the butter into easy to manage chunks and put into a bowl with your flour, now, with clean hands, rub the two together until you end up with something that resembles breadcrumbs. Add your water and stir in using a knife until you start to get a dough of sorts, this is where you will need to start kneading and shaping it with your hands.
Sprinkle some flour on a work top, drop your dough on there and give it a bit of a squish. Roll the whole thing out using the rim of a cup or a biscuit cutter, cut them into even circles. Put each circle into each cake case and dollop some jam in there, then stick it in the oven for ten minutes.
You don’t get an awful lot of reading time when they’re cooking, but you do when they come out. The hot jam is seriously BOILING, DO NOT TOUCH THEM UNTIL THEY ARE COOL IF YOU GET THIRD DEGREE BURNS DO NOT BLAME ME!
I used the time to finish the Ask and the Answer (which is OMG AWESOME I am now spending the whole of my weekend trying to track down Monsters of Men!)