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Are you mad about baking? If so, welcome to the new article series for foodies.

We've teamed up with BakingMad.com to bring you delectable desserts and bakery goodness in the form of simple, easy to follow recipes.

Cream tea strawberry jam tarts

These cream tea strawberry jam tarts are perfect to have with afternoon tea. Serve with whipped cream and a glass of Pimms to make them a beautifully indulgent afternoon treat.

Prep: 25 Mins
Bake: 30 Mins
Serves: 12
Skill Level: Easy

Ingredients

For the Pastry

  • 225g Plain white flour (we use Allinson)
  • Salt
  • 150g Butter (unsalted)
  • 75g Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's)
  • 1 Egg(s) (free range)
  • 1 Egg yolk(s) (free range)

For the Filling

  • 6tbsp Strawberry jam
  • 300ml Whipping cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla bean paste (we use Nielsen-Massey)

The Method

STEP 1

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

STEP 2

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

STEP 3

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

STEP 4

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

STEP 5

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

STEP 6

Roll out the pastry and cut out 8cm circles.

STEP 7

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

STEP 8

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

STEP 9

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

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