Jam Tart – Just how Mum would make it!




Something that brings me right back to childhood is Jam Tart – crostata as us Italian call it. Very simple, as usual from me, but very yummy nonetheless. I remember stalking my mum when she was making tarts or biscuits, ’cause I like to steal little pieces of dough. You know what the best part was, a part from the finished tart itself? There was no one telling me to stop stealing the dough! Sorry mum!
125g butter
75g sugar
1 egg
250g plain flour
Add all the ingredient in a bowl and start mixing everything with your hands till you have an even dough ball *steal a little piece* and let it sit in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Turn on the oven at 200°C.
Take some cooking paper, dust a bit of flour and start rolling the dough. Place it in a baking pan and punch some holes with a fork.
Time for the filling! Take the kind of jam you prefer, my favourites are strawberry and raspberry, but if you are a Nutella fan, that works just fine too! If you decided to go with the jam though, make sure to crush some tea biscuits and mix it together with the jam until you fill the tart as desired. Put it in the oven, and after 35 minutes…TA DAAAA! Your crostata, just as mum would do it!
Crostata is great for afternoon teas, or breakfast, just make sure to make enough of it, cause it goes real quick… Even quicker than Lemon Drizzle!
If you have some exceeding dough, you can use it to bake some biscuits – 10 minutes in the oven, same temperature, and you are set for breakfast or snacks… *Nom nom*

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