The Crazy Kitchen: Cooking With Your Toddler - Jam Tarts

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Friday 7 October 2011

Cooking With Your Toddler - Jam Tarts

It's that time of the week again when I post a recipe that I have cooked with Jack and invite you all to add your own Toddler cooking experiences to the Linky at the bottom of the post. I'm really pleased that so many of you have joined in so far, keep all those posts coming so that we can all share our recipes. Already Mummy vs Work has baked our Chocolate Fudge cupcakes (including her own variation) and Mummy and the Beastie has made Seasider in the City's Crispie Cakes, although I did have to bend the rules slightly for her as she made them whilst little Beastie was sleeping, the lengths that a pregnant woman will go to to ensure she gets to lick the spoon!

Thanks to those that have joined in and if you haven't already, please add the badge that you will find towards the bottom of this post.

This week we made Jam tarts as I had some sweet pastry left over from the Ginger & Lemon Treacle Tart that I'd made. As I wanted to use some more of the lemon curd up so I could use the empty jars for chutney I thought we could make half jam and half lemon curd. If you want the recipe for the pastry then just click here, or you can use shop bought. I didn't intentionally use wholemeal flour but for the first time ever I was all out of plain white flour.


Ready made shortcrust pastry
Lemon Curd

Roll the pastry out to approx 2-3mm thick.


Cut out circles with a cutter


Press into a shallow bun tin.


Spoon a small amount of jam or lemon curd into the centre of the pastry.


Bake in 180 degree oven for approx 15 minutes


Allow to cool on a wire rack before eating 


Jam tarts are another food item that I can add to Jack's 'I not like it' list !

If you haven't entered already, don't forget to enter my competition to win an apron & chefs hat set like Jack is wearing.

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Come and share your own 'Cooking with your Toddler' experiences - just add your post to the Linky below


  1. Just discovered this and LOVING the link to get some good ideas of things to cook with MC. Hopefully when I'm feeling up to it (and has mastered the potty training!) I'll join in too but what a fab idea x

  2. Thanks Heather, hope you're feeling better soon & look forward to seeing your posts x

  3. They look lovely! How can Jack not like them?

  4. cos he's fussy & doesn't know what he likes from one day to the next!!

  5. This child is hilarious! He cooks whatever you ask but eats none of it!

  6. very strangely he ate one this afternoon! weird child.....


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