As made by the Queen of Hearts – very simple and always popular. Use your best homemade jam.
350g Sweet Shortcrust Pastry or 2 sheets Edmonds sweet short pastry, thawed
½ cup tart-flavoured red jam
whipped cream (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC.
2. Roll out the pastry to 3mm thickness or use the ready-rolled sheets. Cut out 7cm rounds with a cutter and use them to line shallow patty tins.
3. Prick the bases with a fork and chill the cases for 10 minutes. Place a small teaspoonful of jam into each case.
4. Bake for about 10 minutes. Place on a wire rack to cool and serve plain or with a little whipped cream in each.