Bake something for your mum

This month we challenged Lucinda from the Bakes, Books and My Boys blog to cook up a treat for Mother’s Day. Here’s her twist on a traditional Maids of Honours recipe.

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Get in the kitchen

Why not treat your mum this Mother’s Day with these Mums of Honour tarts? A gorgeous melt in the mouth tartlet the whole family will enjoy.

Ingredients

For the pastry:

  • 108g Trex
  • 225g plain flour
  • 2 tsps icing sugar
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten with 1 tsp cold water

For the filling:

  • 40g Trex
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 1 heaped tsp self-raising flour
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 100g ground almonds
  • Shredded rind of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp thick cream
  • 6 tbsps quince jelly or raspberry jam

Step 1

Mix all the pastry ingredients together to form a soft dough. Set aside to rest for 30 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF/Gas Mark 6. Roll out the pastry and use a pastry cutter to cut 12 rounds to fit a 25cm tartlet tin.

Step 3

To make the filling, cream the butter and sugar together thoroughly then stir in the flour.

Step 4

Beat in the egg yolks, followed by the almonds, lemon rind and then the cream.

Step 5

Put a little quince jelly in each pie dish then spoon in the filling mixture.

Step 6

Bake the tarts in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, then leave to cool on a rack. Dust with icing sugar before serving.

Top tips

Maids of Honours are traditionally made with quince jelly, but this can be difficult to get your hands on these days – why not try raspberry jam instead?