Jam Mothers

Jam Mothers – There’s no taste like home

Have you found that inspiration to get your hands covered in flour and your creative juices flowing? Do you want to taste home? This Jam Mothers recipe is worth it!

Jam Mothers

Have you found that inspiration to get your hands covered in flour and your creative juices flowing? Do you think you’re ready to go more delicate than baking bread or pies? Test your skills with this Jam Mothers recipe. These jam tartlets are worth the time and effort.

Tap into your taste buds with this sweet apricot jam filling, buttery crust and coconut meringue topping. You’ll be so proud of your skills with this easy recipe that you will be taking on more challenging baking tasks very soon. This Jam Mothers recipe is ready under an hour and serves 12. This means that you and your family or friends will have a perfect lunchtime treat or sweet High Tea snack straight out of the top drawer.

Pair your Jam Mothers squares with green or rooibos tea. Not only do these teas taste great with a sweet snack, but they are packed with antioxidants and other vitamins and minerals. But don’t let us tell you what to do. Let your creativity go wild with the deliciousness that is, the jam square.

Jam Mothers

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Recipe by Melissa Jacobs Course: DessertCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Medium
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

25

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes
Total time

50

minutes

Ingredients

  • BASE
  • 500 ml cake flour

  • 10 ml baking powder

  • 140 ml soft butter (unsalted)

  • 125 ml sugar

  • 1 large whole egg

  • salt

  • FILLING
  • 200 ml melted apricot jam

  • TOPPING
  • 3 egg whites

  • 300 ml caster sugar

  • 250 ml diced coconut

  • 5 ml vanilla essence

Method

  • BASE
  • Mix butter and sugar till creamy.
  • Add the egg. Sift the dry ingredients together and add to the mixture.
  • Press the mixture evenly into a greased baking tray. Place in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  • TOPPING
  • Beat the egg whites until it becomes a meringue texture (10 minutes).
  • Add the sugar and coconut gradually, keep beating.
  • Remove the base from the fridge. Spread the jam evenly over the base. Spoon the egg mixture over.
  • Bake at 180 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  • Let cool and cut into 12 even squares.
  • Decorate to taste with cream, fruit and chocolate. (optional)

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