Lilli’s lovely little Iced Vovo tarlets

A few weeks back whilst searching for myself, (sounds existential, a lost cause or both doesn’t it! Well it was actually the website I was looking for) to my surprise and delight, I came across a delicious looking little Iced Vovo inspired tartlet on the blog Frocks & Frou Frou.

I thought this little tartlet would be just the ticket for my own Iced Vovo followers and so an email later the lovely Lilli has kindly allowed me to share her recipe on my blog.

Pastry: (You can use a pre-made shortcrust pastry, or you can make your own)

  • 125g butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup SR flour


  • Biscuit pastry
  • Raspberry Jam.


  • 3/4 cup of caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 tsp powdered gelatine
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • a few drops of pink food colouring
  • desiccated coconut
  • 1. To make the pastry cream butter & sugar until white & fluffy. Beat in egg then stir in mixed flours. Knead lightly, then wrap in plastic and chill until firm enough to roll

    2. To make the tartlets roll out the pastry thinly & line shallow tartlet tins. Prick bases & put 1 tsp of jam into each. Chill for 20 min then bake in a preheated moderate oven (around 180 degrees celsius) for 15 minutes

    3. While the tartlets are cooling make the marshmallow: Place sugar & cold water in a bowl & beat with an electric mixer for 3-4 minutes. Dissolve gelatine in hot water, then add to sugar mixture. Beat until thick & white, then add vanilla & food colouring.

4. Spoon the marshmallow over the top of the cooled tartlets, then sprinkle with a little bit of desiccated coconut.

I haven’t tried making them myself yet but I reckon with all the holiday festivities about to take place they will be making an appearance soon. I will report back on my success. Please let me know if you have a go yourself making these tartlets.

Photographs courtesy of Lilli.

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