The Food Exchange – a new project and a recipe for Jam Tarts

Recently whilst browsing through other blogs I discovered the blog of Lucya ( I fell in love with her posts and her recipes, we got in touch and once we had realized that I recently moved from Germany to the UK, whilst she moved from the UK to Germany we had the idea to start a project together.

The idea is that every month Lucy gives me a recipe for an English bake, whilst I tell her about a German recipe that I really like…we both bake each others recipes, take pictures and write about it. So this post is about our first challenge which involved fruit (in what I baked) and apple (in what Lucy baked). Welcome to “The Food Exchange”!

(click on ‘continue reading’ to read the rest of this post. :))


This month is our first month and I am really excited to start our project  – first of all I want to introduce you to lovely Lucy…but enough talking now…it is your turn, Lucy: 🙂
Hello! My name is Lucy aka Lucya and I own the blog Lucya Bakes. I am 24 and moved to Germany with my Husband in August 2014. My blog is predominantly a baking blog but I also post about moving to a new country, learning a new language, cultural differences and about my experience in a language school and applying for apprenticeships. I have dreamed of being a Pâtissier for a long time. With the move to Germany I decided to give it ago. I have been accepted for a three year apprenticeship which starts in September, so will be writing about that too!
I am really looking forward to starting this new project with Greta and look forward to trying some new German food! Hopefully I can introduce Greta to some nice English things too! 


The first theme of The Food Challenge are small cakes and tarts. Lucy’s challenge for me for this month are to bake delicious Jam Tarts.

I had never made Jam Tarts before and I was a bit worried that they would break right away after I would take them out of the oven. Lucy recommended this recipe to me, that her mum and she always uses and I gave it a try: (

In my opinion you can never go wrong with a recipe from Paul Hollywood, which is why I want to share this recipe with you this week instead of writing my own.


For the tarts I made a strawberry and mint jam by myself, so the tarts tasted really fresh and lovely. If anyone is interested I can post the recipe for the jam in another post.
Try out the recipe for the Jam tarts…it is so easy to make and the tarts turn out really great. I recommend though that you to bear in mind the advice from the recipe and do not put too much jam in the tarts!
I obviously thought that it looked like there was absolutely not enough jam in each tart- so have a look at the pictures as of course the jam flooded the tarts. Well, I guess this is how you learn 🙂

Although the tarts don’t look perfect they really tasted great! Thank you, Lucy for my first challenge! I loved it and I am looking forward to my next challenge.
Have a look at Lucy’s blog to see what she baked: madebygreta_Jam_tarts3  madebygreta_Jam_tarts13 madebygreta_Jam_tarts24

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Jane O'Neill says:

    I was lucky enough to sample the jam tarts and I have to say there were amazing. The jam was out of this world.

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  2. thesnowwoman says:

    They look lovely…Would really like your recipe for the jam too!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. madebygreta says:

      Thank you! Will post the recipe for the jam soon 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. lucyabakes says:

    They look delicious Greta! I am so pleased so you liked them! I am looking forward to my next challenge!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. RebeccaP says:

    Oooh, strawberry and mint jam, I’ve never heard of that combo, sounds delicious!


    1. madebygreta says:

      it is…it kind of hast got a really nice and fresh summery taste – will post the recipe soon 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Art blog says:

    wow what a beautiful blog

    Liked by 1 person

    1. madebygreta says:

      thank you so much 🙂


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