(all photos courtesy of Cecilia Stoute, One Vanilla Bean.)
The Share our Strength No Kid Hungry #DCBloggersBakeSale was a wonderful success thanks to all the bloggers, bakers and buyers who came out. We raised an amazing $3500. to help alleviate childhood hunger in America. It never could have happened without a lot of help. A few people deserve a special thanks.
What did I make? Jam tartlettes.
Special equipment: 4″ round paper cake pans, available at Sur La Table for $.50 each
6 oz or 1-1/2 sticks of butter
1/3 c sugar
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/4 tsp salt
1-1/2 c flour
8 oz jar of any kind of jam
1/3 c almond slivers
Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the extract and beat until fluffy.
Add the salt and flour and mix until incorporated.
Divide the dough into thirds. Press one portion into the bottom and about halfway up the sides of one of the pans. Repeat with the second portion. Chill the baking pans and the remaining portion of dough for one hour.
Preheat the oven to 350°.
Remove the baking pans from the refrigerator. Plop half the jar of jam into each pan. Pinch off pieces of the remaining portion of the dough and plop them on the top of each baking pan. Sprinkle each with the almonds.
Bake for 40 minutes.