Maids of Honour Tarts I

    Maids of Honour Tarts I


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    These individual tarts have a raspberry surprise in the bottom. Vanilla essence may be substituted for the almond essence.

    Serves: 12 

    • 2-3 sheets ready prepared frozen short crust pastry, thawed enough to cut
    • ¼ cup raspberry jam
    • 60g butter, softened
    • ¼ cup white sugar
    • 1 egg
    • ½ cup plain flour
    • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
    • ¼ teaspoon almond essence
    • 2 teaspoons icing sugar for dusting

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Move oven rack to bottom position and preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Lightly grease 12, 5cm tart pans.
    2. Cut 12, 8cm circles from the pastry sheets. Fit one pastry circle into each tart pan.
    3. Spread one teaspoon of raspberry jam into the bottom of each tart shell.
    4. In a medium mixing bowl, cream together softened butter and white sugar until light and fluffy.
    5. Mix in egg. Add flour, baking powder, and almond essence. Mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of mixture into each tart shell.
    6. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, until risen and firm. Dust tarts with icing sugar.

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