The Queen of Hearts Made Some Tarts….
…and she’d never baked a thing before in her life
So you’re stuck in the beach cottage for the third day of rain. The kids have you game-boarded to tears. Who knew the crazy aunt knew how to bake? Your secret’s safe with this fun, simple baking project—and it’s easy for kids to help. The Hive doesn’t usually need special equipment, but those flat tart tins in the photo below save the day.
• 1 pkg of 2 refrigerated, rolled up pie crusts
• Jar of fruit jam (NOT jelly) or marmalade
• A little flour for handling pie crust
Lightly oil or spray cooking oil on tart pans. Carefully unroll 1 pie crust (easier at room temp) on lightly floured counter. Using a 3” cookie cutter, or a 3” kitchen glass, cut rounds from the pie crust and fit them into the pans. Pierce bottoms of tarts with fork and bake, empty, in 400’ oven for 5-6 minutes (tart pans on cookie sheet makes them easier to handle). Reduce oven to 375’ and fill each tart with 2-3 teaspoons of jam (don’t overfill!). Bake another 5-7 minutes until pastry is golden. Repeat with second pie crust. There, you’ve saved the day—and proved once more why you’re still the favorite aunt!