Animals & Wildlife Magazine

Palm Oil Free Treats - 6. Jam Tarts

By Azanimals @azanimals
Wild Orangutan With ever increasing awareness about the negative effects that the palm oil industry is having on the environment, it remains a great shame that more and more everyday products seem to contain it. However, as companies are permitted to list it as "vegetable oil" in their ingredients consumers are unable to make an informed decision.

The worst thing for many consumer-level palm oil activists is not just the fact that basic products contain it, but also that those rare indulgences are now a thing of the past with palm oil found (but listed as vegetable oil) in all kinds of treats including chocolate, sweets, ice cream and numerous types of biscuit. So, at A-Z Animals we have prepared a number of palm oil free recipes for you to enjoy!

Treat 6: Jam Tarts


125g plain flour 55g softened butter, cubed 1 tbsp sugar pinch salt 2 - 3 tbsp cold water organic fruit jam

Cooking Preheat the oven to 200 °C/180 °F/gas mark 6. Grease and line a cupcake tin. Mix flour, salt and sugar in a large bowl before adding the butter, using your fingertips to rub it into the flour. Once the mixture looks like coarse breadcrumbs with no large lumps of butter, slowly add the water (only just enough to bind the mixture together) until a firm ball is formed. Wrap in cling-film to prevent it from drying out and chill in the fridge for 10 -15 minutes

Roll out the pastry onto a lightly floured surface until it is about 0.5 cm thick. Using a round pastry cutter, cut out circles and place them into the lined cupcake tin before pricking the bottoms with a fork and adding a good tablespoon of jam to the centres. Bake in the oven for 12 - 15 minutes until the pastry is golden. Leave to cool on a wire rack. They can be kept for a few days in an airtight container. Save the rainforest. Save the orang-utan. Save the world. Sign the petition today.

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Glamorous Wedding with Oriental Touches | Amina & Omar

    Glamorous Wedding with Oriental Touches Amina Omar

    Amina and Omars’ wedding could not have been any more gorgeous! Held in an idyllic venue in Greece, Island Art Taste, this wedding was chic, elegant and... Read more

    12 hours, 3 minutes ago by   Eleni Balkouli
  • Spring Skiing in Megeve!

    Spring Skiing Megeve!

    I recently had the excellent fortune to visit a charismatic, cozy, alpine bolt-hole named Les Fermes de Marie, nestled within the charming cobblestoned town of... Read more

    12 hours, 22 minutes ago by   Fitnessontoast
  • 10 Best YouTube Video Intro Maker

    Best YouTube Video Intro Maker

    For the Youtube videos, the role of youtube intros is vital. And if you are also looking for some of the best youtube video intro maker tools, then read this... Read more

    13 hours, 5 minutes ago by   Jyoti92
  • Asian Slaw

    Asian Slaw

    This recipe I am sharing today is one that was a popular one with the ladies when I worked at the Manor. That is not much of a surprise as it is filled with an... Read more

    14 hours, 26 minutes ago by   Mariealicerayner
  • 10 Random Things

    Random Things

    Sometimes a week in pictures is just enough to show the randomness in a person’s life so here are… …10 random things about our week. 1. Read more

    16 hours, 26 minutes ago by   Maryjo
  • How to Count the Alcohol and Wine for Your Wedding Party

    Count Alcohol Wine Your Wedding Party

    Although seems easy figuring out the alcohol you need for your guests is confusing. You have so many things to prepare for your destination wedding and to... Read more

    17 hours, 43 minutes ago by   Olympia Giannopoulou
  • Five Ways To Love Yourself

    Five Ways Love Yourself

    Blouse - Elizabeth James // Similar Pants - Bespoke // Another Option Shoes - Steve Madden // Same Bag - Art for Fashion // Another Option Shawl - Inherited... Read more

    18 hours, 26 minutes ago by   Tanvi Rastogi