Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Valentines Tarts

I am not a great cook, I stick to what I know and leave everything else to my other half.  Which means when the children want to cook crispy cakes seem to feature heavily!
But as my daughter gets older she has started asking more and more to cook, and she is less and less satisfied with simply pouring chocolate over  a bow of rice crispies so I dusted off an old cookery book which my Mum passed on to me that has been a firm favourite throughout my childhood.


 Although the cookery book is from the early 70's the recipes are so simple to follow.


So yesterday was Valentines day, Chloe decided she was going to make special Jam tarts, seems as jam tarts are one of the only things I can make, I thought this would be a good start, (nothing kills a good idea faster than a disastrous outcome!) So we set about making nice simple pastry.

Chloe measured out the Flour, butter and lard then mixed it together with just a little help from her younger brother.


Then she simply cut thin strips of the pasty and placed them over the jam to make heart shapes.


It worked really well and we had lovely Heart Tarts to eat with our dinner,

jam tarts with a heart shaped center

Today we've been making current buns... which have also turned out well... maybe Chloe will be a better cook than me!

10 comments:

  1. These look scrummy! I'm not an adventurous cook either! I'm your newest follower now! x
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  2. They Were Yummy ... Echo Enjoyed Them To ... Thank You ;)x

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    1. Glad Echo enjoyed them... even tho they were meant for Dad! ;) x

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  3. My daughter loves to cook too and I'm rubbish! Always looking for recipes that are easy for me but interesting for her. Loving the jam tarts will add to my 'repetoire' Will be blogging easy, cheap recipes too, every Friday

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    1. I will look out for your friday posts :) x

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  4. They look fab!!

    Have tagged you in a post: http://www.muslimmummies.com/2012/02/cherry-on-top-award.html

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  5. These look lush! I like following old recipes - my mum has some cracking ones from the 70s x

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  6. They look great! I am sure we had that cookery book, the front cover really rings a bell! Emma :)

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  7. These look so yummy. Mimi loves baking too but I rarely follow a recipe, so the outcome is always a bit hit and miss!!! Additionally if something goes well the ability to re-create it again can prove a little tricky!
    I remember having a similar book when I was little and cooking with my mum. I think it is so important for children to learn these skills, you would not believe how many children I came across at school who at the age of 13/14 had never done the washing up let alone cook.

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