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Imperfect Smiling Tarts

By January 7, 2024No Comments


Preparation time: 15 – 20 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes



400g  plain flour

1 egg

150g margarine (room temperature)

½ teaspoon cinnamon


Place all the ingrediencies in the bowl. Mixed with a wooden spoon for few minutes. You can use your hands to give a good mix to make a smooth dough.

Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 3mm to 4mm.

Cut your circles, big enough to add your filling. You can use a glass or a cutter.

Place cut circles on a baking tray.

For a filling I used today the left-over of cranberry sauce from Christmas mixed with a little bit raspberry jam – taste great.

You can use any jam or custard or even cheese if you would like a savoury tarts. Anything is possible:)

You can make small smiley faces 🙂 from your left pastry pieces and place them on the top of your tarts.

Preheat your oven gas mark 6

Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until golden.

After you take your tarts from the oven, cool them completely before you enjoy them

So simple so delicious

Hope you like them