Jam Fingers (Hungarian Tarts)
Author: Foodeva Marsay (@foodeva_marsay)
250 grams Butter/margarine
1 Cup castor sugar(granulated sugar)
2 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 Eggs (large or extra large)
4 Cups All-Purpose Cake flour
4 teaspoon Baking Powder
1⁄2 Cup Apricot/Strawberry Jam
~Preheat Oven to 170 – 175 degree Celsius
~ Cream together the Butter and sugar until light.
~ Add egg and vanilla essence, beat well
~ Add sifted dry ingredients and mix until it forms a soft dough (do not add any liquid)
~ Press 2/3 of the pastry into a greased tin/large rectangular casserole
~ Slightly warm the Jam, and Spread the Jam over the pressed in pastry, taking care not to spread jam too near the edges,as it will run out and burn while baking
~ Grate the remainder of the pastry over the jam.
Bake for ±30 minutes, cut into fingers/squares while still warm
~ When cool, dust with icing sugar and sprinkle over some edible glitter.
*NOTES BY FOODEVA MARSAY*
* These fingers freeze well
* You can Use Lemon Curd, Date Paste, or Chocolate Spread as well, instead of Jam.
* These can be made into individual tartlets, press a small ping pong ball sized dough into a shallow patty pan, spread filling and grate pastry over, before baking. Take care of baking time, as it will be less than a large tray.
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