Sunday, 13 June 2010

Clearing the Traffic - Jam Tarts !



Was clearing the kitchen cabinets few days back with my helper....it was a traffic jam in there..no one can steer away or get out of those..one wanted to take over another one... when you try to take out one bottle, out comes another and another or maybe one falls on your head.. it's like every bottle wants to get out from there..yeah! they wanted to tell me "get me out of here"!!!... the expiry dates are getting closer or the warnings are coming " Consume within the six weeks after opening"..OK OK..so turn by turn I look at them and told them that they could survive a few more weeks, or months...but unfortunately, one couldn't wait that long and it was my Jam bottle...May be you know by now that we don't finish up the jam very quickly, but this time I thought I'll use it very quickly and I did...I made Jam Tarts..yes ! a very simple and yummy recipe.. this time we didn't throw away the Jam bottle, instead after using the jam I cleaned the bottle and kept it for my masala's or spice's to fill in..because I the shape of the bottle..

You will need:-
  • 100g plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 50g butter or margarine
  • 1-2 tbsp chilled water
  • 50g vanilla strawberry jam
  • 50g apricot jam
Method:-


Place flour, salt, sugar and butter in to a food processor and mix until coarse crumbs are formed. Now add the water and blend till a ball is formed.  Chill the pastry for half an hour so.  Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface, and cut out 2 1/2 " round.  Grease 2 shallow tart tins and place into tart tins.  Now put a small spoonful of jam into each tart.  Bake in a moderate oven for 15-20 minutes or until the pastry goes light brown.  Cool on a wire rack.
Enjoy as much as my son did.

52 comments:

  1. The jam tarts look very delicious. Like you always have jam left over and end up using them up as sweetners in curries. I'll try your recipe.

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  2. Jagruti,
    Jam tarts really look happy to be out of the jam.They look very colorful and delicious.

    I started an event with whole grains:barley.
    Would love to see your delicious entries for the event.Would you like to host it in the future.Let me know.Thank you.

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  3. Cute and catchy tarts looks awesome and tempting..

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  4. Looks very colorful n super yummy...!

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  5. Am so thrilled to be here while am loading the pics for my next post!!!
    And sooooooooo love ur tarts, are they the crunchy kind?
    I love tarts and all am dreaming is of Jam cookies and tarts!!!
    am sure i will love these, and they do seem the crunchy kind or maybe i can tweak them!
    Love ur animations here!
    How do u lods that?
    Ahh ,maybe next time we get to see the pics of the masala jars too, i mean the jam jars with the spices in:-)))
    Cuteee!!!

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  6. Wow colouful tarts they r very tempting.Will try this tarts.

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  7. looks so colorful and tempting! yes, indeed a perfect way to use up all those half eaten jam bottles.

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  8. These look and sound delicious.Pretty colours too.

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  9. Jagurti,
    Nice traffic jam tarts they are colorful and looks yummy.

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  10. wow..so colorful and perfect idea to clean up extra jar of jam..Great going jagruti..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  11. Delicious and colorful tarts..great idea..thanks for sharing dear:)

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  12. thats so nice dear...very colorful onee......u said it rgt that abt the jam left can be made like this...really very yummy dish...

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  13. Looks colorful and yummy.......

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  14. I love jam tarts a lot. and this adorable assorment make my mouth water. very neat.

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  15. They are so cute and colorful! It's a greedy idea to finish jam surplus ^_^ Bye bye

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  16. Jagruti, they sure look great and tempting. Never tried them before. Same happens in my house, jam doesn't get finished and in time and it goes in the trash. May be next time I will try your way :)

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  17. These look fabulous! Oh yum!

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  18. Very nice tarts! very tempting with jams...lovely pictures...

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  19. Pretty color and proper way to empty those bottles..sound tempting

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  20. What colourful array of tarts. Very intersting and bet the children might have loved them.
    I know what you mean... i am headed to my deep freezer...I stock piles of grocery from India and dump them all in there.

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  21. Wonderful way of using up Jam .... even I have a long lying one .... will check if I can prepare these !

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  22. Colorful and yummy looking Jagruti. When I read the recipe, it didnt look all that difficult. Will surely try it. Like in your home, I always have jam/margarine sitting in the fridge.

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  23. Good Monday morning! Yeah, great idea to clean up the fridge and freezer this way, looks great. I have been trying to clean up too, there are somany things we accumulate!

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  24. A perfect way to use the half eaten jam bottles...the tarts look lovely!

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  25. I love jam tarts they are one of my favourite, i have been looking for a recipe i am sure gonna try this one. Looks delish.

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  26. Heading sounds funny and jam looks delicious and colorful. I bet for sure kids love it

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  27. Tarts looks so colorful and delicious!! Lovely

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  28. These really do look wonderful. The colors alone are spectacular, but together they are like jewels in a showcase. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  29. looks soo tempting and colorful..

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  30. WOW...enjoy reading your post everytime I visit your blog...these colorful jam tarts looks splendid...

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  31. Fantastic idea! I keep the jars too I love them :) The tarts are lovely

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  32. OOOO so THIS is what I should do with my leftover jam! Yum!

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  33. wow!!!!!!! luks yummy and colorful too

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  34. Hi Jagruti,
    Lovey writing, I enjoyed the reading. And Yes, beautiful Jam tarts!!Thanks for sharing.

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  35. One of the best ways to use up jam..

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  36. I am sure these tasted as gorgeous and as appealing as they look!!

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  37. Lovely and colorful tart Jagruti.

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  38. Cute little tarts are just tempting!!! me to have one:))

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  39. Ooooh! that's a lovely Jam tart, nice idea to finish up the jams, following you:-)

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  40. jam tarts looks yummy...sorry couldnt come earlier as i wasnt well...

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  41. Delicious way to finish ur jams :)

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  42. They look cute and beautiful dear:)

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  43. hey Jags, the fruit tarts look so cute and colorful..yummy

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  44. They look so cute Jagruti...perfect recipe to use up leftover jam!

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