A couple of Friday's ago saw the first Mum's social of the year at school - a bring and share supper. I had been all set to make a lemon drizzle cake to take on the evening, however, as I set out in my task at the last minute, I realised that I had failed at the first hurdle - I only had one egg left rather than the numerous eggs I needed for my lemon cake.
This presented another situation where I had to think on my feet and come up with something quickly. Rather than just going to the shops on the way and buying a cake, as any sane person might have done, I decided to embark upon a bakery project using the ingredients I already had. The kids were also keen to help and so I had to choose something that was easy for them to make too.
Opening the fridge and seeing some open jars of lemon curd and strawberry jam , I decided to make some lemon curd and strawberry jam tarts. The Tarts were really simple and quick to make, and they tasted delicious. I enjoyed the lemon curd ones the most!
These tarts could be made with many different flavours, including mincemeat! and even frozen for Christmas or another occasion.
Strawberry Jam and Lemon Curd Tarts
Makes 24 mini tarts
pinch of Salt
1tsp Vanilla Essence
3tbsp Ice Cold Water
For the Filling:
approx half a jar of Lemon Curd
approx half a jar of Jam