Wednesday, 27 August 2014

#BeebiesBakeOff - Week 4 and the Giant Jam Tart

Hi Everyone, so it's Wednesday once more and that can only mean one thing! It's Bake off day! In case you missed it, last week Caroline shared her top tips for baking with littlies and we had a chance to win one of these fab Chocolate Giggles Sets.

After being randomly selected, I can announce that the winner of last weeks #BeebieBakeOff prize is...
I'll be in touch to get your details! :) 

Remember last week I sent you off to take a look at this recipe by Baking  Mad? Well this week, we've given it a little twist and instead of making individual mini jam tarts, we've made a GIANT one!

This recipe is really easy and perfect for serving warm Autumnal evening topped with custard or ice cream or cold for an afternoon treat or lunchbox snack.

Here's how we made it...

300g of plain white flour
150g of unrefined golden caster sugar
1 egg yolk
1.5 jars of jam (we've used both apricot & strawberry)

Step 2. Add the butter and the flour together in a bowl and rub the butter in until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Step 3. Stir in the sugar and add the egg yolk along with 5tbsp of cold water. Mix together with a spatula or palette knife until the mixture becomes a dough.

Step 4. Knead your dough until smooth and chill in the fridge for 15-20 minutes

Step 5. Flour your surface and roll out your dough to around a 3mm thickness. Make sure your dough is wide and long enough to cover the bottom & sides of your tray.

Step 6.  Grease your tray and line it with your dough, cutting off any excess around the edges. Don't through away your excess! You'll need this later.

Step 7. Now for the bit your littlies will love! Empty your jars of jam into your pastry tray, spreading evenly across to ensure full coverage. We used two flavour jams, as not everyone here likes strawberry.

Step 8. Remember those excess bits of pasty? Combine them into a ball and roll out on a floured surface. Using biscuit cutters, cut out shapes of your choice and place them on the top of the jam for decoration.

Step 9. Place in the oven for 20 minutes or until the pastry has turned golden brown. Leave to cool for a little while before serving as the jam will be extremely hot!

And Ta-Da! There you have it, your Giant Jam Tart.

What have you been baking this week? Don't forget to link up below and you could win one of these Sweetpea Pantry Playful Pizza Dough baking kits!

1 comment:

  1. That looks lovely - I love jam tart so a big one would be a winner!!!