Wednesday, February 22, 2012

We visited the Farm Yard last week... decided to try some...

Tortoise Tarts

They were such fun to make...
... so easy and quick... son did most of the work...
Tortoise Tarts

You need ...
200gr cake flour
100gr butter - softened
Water - 2 Tablespoons
A tin of apricot halves in syrup
apricot jam

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
Rub the butter and flour together between your fingers to form breadcrumbs
Add a little water at a time to make a doughy lump (not too wet!)
(The recipe says set aside to stand for 20 minutes - we did not!)
Sprinkle some flour onto a work surface
Roll the dough out to about 3mm thick
Cut into rounds with a cookie cutter (about 8cm)
Place rounds into greased muffins pans
Put an apricot half onto each round
Bake for about 20 minutes - until the pastry looks golden around the edges
Warm some apricot jam in a pot until runny
Brush a nice amount onto each tart as they come out of the oven
Once cold they will be nice and sticky and sweet...
(Ours made about 16 tarts)
(Remember when you do not have enough mixture to fill all 12 muffin holes again,
pour a little water into the empty holes to prevent the tray from burning!)


1 comment:

  1. Ooh! I like the tip on empty holes in the patty pan- had never thought of that! Sounds yummy!