Who doesn't love homemade Jam Tarts? With a buttery base and a thick filling of jam or curd, these are a perfect lunch box or afternoon tea treat. This easy jam tarts recipe is quick to whip and delicious to eat.
Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / 160C fan forced.
Whisk together the flour and baking soda in a bowl and set aside.
Cream together the butter and sugar until light and creamy. pale and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until well combined.
Add the dry ingredients and mix until clumping.
Pull the dough together (it will be a little sticky) and sit it on a well floured surface. Sprinkle some flour over the top and roll it out to about 4mm thick (notes). Use a 6cm round fluted cookie cutter to cut out pieces (re-roll once or twice if you need)
Carefully sit the dough circles into your patty pan holes. Fill each with 3-4 teaspoons of jam or curd.
Bake for 10 minutes or until the edges are turning golden. Let them cool at least ½ an hour before transferring to a cooling rack, then let them cool completely before eating.
Equipment used: I use these patty pans but you can use a small muffin tin or a regular muffin tin.