I live in Michigan. It snows here. Sometimes a lot. It snowed a lot over the weekend. Michiganders collectively forget how to function when it snows for the first time every year. We buy up bottled water and canned soup (but then head to the bar to watch the football game.) We drive too fast. We forget to put ice scrapers in our car and end up using a cardboard Spongebob Squarepants cut out that our kids colored. Okay, maybe that one’s just me… In any case, the first snow of the year wreaks havoc on our systems which spent a good 2 months adjusting to heat and humidity.
On a day like that, the only remedy, really, is to cook something sweet and ignore the outside world as much as possible. I decided to go with a fairly easy recipe from Outlander Kitchen: The Official Outlander Companion Cookbook. (This link will take you to my Amazon affiliate page to order your own copy.) I have raved about this cookbook before. It is amazing. Outlander (both the books and the TV adaptation -yep,more links to buy) are also amazing. You really should read all of them and then watch all of them and then make all the food.
The Jam Tarts are pretty simple. I made them even simpler by cheating and using a store bought crust. Mine were no where close to as beautiful as the official ones, but they taste delicious and were a quick and easy treat. I used Cherry Mimosa Conserve from Cherry Republic, but any jam that you love will be delicious. Order the cookbook and give them a try. Visit the Outlander Kitchen website to get your fix while you wait for your cookbook to arrive. You will not be disappointed!
*Disclaimer- I do not own Outlander , Outlander Kitchen, or Spongebob Squarepants. They are the property of their respective authors, studios, and respective entities. Photos and commentary are my own.*