I love baking and cooking – I love eating more! Its an activity I enjoy and I often feel a sense of achievement after. Its something we can do with our children which is great for building on your bond, and it can be a really mindful activity, which can help with our wellbeing. I am a big believer that healthy food & exercise help with our mental health, but I think its also important to have a little of what we enjoy too. I’m going to share a few family favourites on the blog, some will be healthy, and some, like todays will be treats!
These little fruit tarts are great as a treat, or warm with custard. They super easy to make and the kids can help out too. For this batch I’ve used Princes ‘Red Cherry and Blueberry with a hint of elderflower’ fruit filling – this was limited edition so I’m not sure if it’s still available but you can use any filling you would like. They also do a lovely black cherry filling which I often use as a topping for cheesecake. Alternatively, you could use fresh fruit, such as sliced apple, or even banana and chocolate! The possibilities are endless!
You will need:
1 sheet of puff pastry
Fruit filling your choice
Pinch of Sugar for each tart
Icing sugar to dust
Cookie cutter (optional)
Cooking time: 12-15 mins
Roll out your pastry sheet and cut into 12 equal squares.
Place your 12 squares onto your baking parchment on the baking tray.
Using a cookie cutter or a knife score a shape into the middle. I chose a heart for these, but you can score a circle, square, any shape you like! Don’t cut all the way through the pasty, you want to lightly score it so the pastry puffs up around the shape.
Add approx 1 teaspoon of fruit filling to each heart/circle/square.
Brush remaining edges of pastry with beaten egg and sprinkle over sugar.
Place in oven for 12-15 Minutes or until puffed up and golden brown.
Once cooled, dust with icing sugar. Enjoy as a treat or warm with custard.
Let me know what you think and if you try out any other flavours!