Saturday, 8 May 2010

Mini Rolo Tarts - Too Simple ?

Thank you to the girl I was chatting to in Lakeland the other week for this recipe.... I met you next to all the baking equipment as I looked for a pastry tamper. I'm sorry I couldn't stay - but when a toddler wants fed ... it's URGENT.

For the rest of you - I think you are starting to get the picture. Oliver had been SO good but was starting to get rather hungry for his lunch. Toddlers are not keen on shopping of any description. The pastry tamper shown above did not come from Lakeland - they did not have such a beast. Instead, it came from Looses Cook Shop in Norwich.

The girl I spoke to who was also shopping in Lakeland suggested I give this recipe a go and waxed lyrical about it. She swore Oliver would love it - and I really think he will.... (IF there are any left in the morning !)

These little Rolo tarts are so easy to make. Get your pen and paper ready - you may want to write down the ingredients incase you forget.

1 pack of sweet shortcrust pastry (I used Sainsbury's)
3 packets of Rolos (there are 10 in a pack)
1 packet of white chocolate buttons


You'll need a 24 hole mini muffin silicone mould, or equivalent in traditional tin.

Divide pastry into 24 balls and place each ball in the cell of a mini muffin tin. There is absolutely NO need to grease or line the cells. Press down with a tamper and mini cases miraculously appear.

I then put my whole tray in the freezer for an hour or so as this helps the cases stay in a nice shape. I never bother blind baking anything these days - and cases this small would be a real fiddle otherwise.

Remove from fridge / freezer and pop a Rolo into each pastry case.

Then put the mould on a tray into the oven at 200deg C fan for approx 12 mins.

When you take it out, put a white chocolate button on top.

That's it.... but believe me - they are little mouthfulls of yumminess. Somebody's been at them already - there are 4 empty ones in the tray. Wonder where they went to :whistlesinthewind: -  Who me ????

Sarah-Jane Nash, -the silicone cook shop. Cookware and bakeware. May 2010


  1. Wow, this is my first time seeing a tamper, that's pretty clever. These look very tasty too.


  2. Thank you Eve x

    I'd been after a tamper for a while. Very clever and saves painstaking rolling out and cutting of lots of pastry dough circles. Two different sized ends - one for mini muffin size and one for standard muffin / small tart size.

    I think this little wooden item will come in very handy ! I found it best used dipped into flour before each pressing which stopped it sticking to the pastry

  3. Oh yes, Sarah-Jane, I keep getting internationally confused. It wasn't Mother's day for you yesterday, but Happy Day anyway! heehee

  4. they aren't so interesting cold - but microwave easily enough. I'd definately make these again and an ideal emergency standby for if unexpected guests come over. I've now got some pastry cases pre frozen in a silicone mould in the freezer

    Thanks Eve - even better... I get two ! lol

  5. These are just gorgeous and such a treat. I can see why eaten warm would be best!

  6. wow this looks so simple and melted chocolate....irresistible ...have to try soon!:)

  7. Mangocheeks and Anandar. Thank you for the comments. It's amazing that something so simple, so quick and so easy can taste so yummy !

    Glad you like the recipe

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