Simple jammy biscuits

Simple jammy biscuits

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 12 mins

Easy

Serves 12
Make a treat that the whole family will enjoy with these jammy biscuits

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per biscuit

  • kcal170
  • fat8g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre0.5g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.3g
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Ingredients

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g butter
    Butter

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  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
    Eggs

    Egg

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  • 4 tbsp strawberry jam
    Strawberries

    Strawberry

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Rub the flour, sugar and butter together until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Alternatively, you can do this in the food processor. Add enough egg to bring the mixture together to form a stiff dough.

  2. Flour your hands and shape the dough into a tube, about 5cm in diameter. Cut into 2cm-thick slices and place on a large baking sheet. Space them out as the mixture will spread when baking.

  3. Make a small indentation in the middle of each slice with the end of a wooden spoon, and drop a tsp of jam in the centre. Bake for 10-15 mins until slightly risen and just golden. Cool on a wire rack.

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niciphillips75
2nd Jul, 2014
5.05
Really easy and really tasty! I add coconut into the mix before rolling out the dough and then sprinkle more coconut on the top before baking. Just fab!
lynnleeming
27th Jun, 2014
These biscuits are so easy to make and taste delicious, as my husband is diabetic I substituted the sugar for sweetener and used diabetic jam.
CurlysCooking
18th Jun, 2014
This is a great recipe. Really tasty biscuits and very easy to make. I agree with leo-in-france; don't make the roll 5cms. I made my roll approx 3cms and they came out the perfect size. Look at my blog www.curlyscooking.co.uk to see how I did them.
leo-in-france
30th May, 2014
2.55
Don't get me wrong, I will definitely make these again; (only smaller); but did the recipe seriously mean us to make the roll 5cm in diameter? As an older person, more used to inches than cms, I was not too sure what 5cms diameter looked like - so I got out my ruler, and made a roll of exactly 5cms. The biscuits turned out to be enormous! at least 6cms. I have seen such vast biscuits in my local coffee shop - so, no wonder UK already has an obesity crisis. I notice the biscuits in the picture look to be of a normal size for a biscuit. I'll try for that next time!
Rokewood
22nd May, 2014
5.05
So quick and tasty, what's not to love!!
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Peri_Peri
11th May, 2014
5.05
Added 50 grams of dessicated coconut and used regular flour (no raising agent), filled with lemon curd and the result was YUMMY! Previously mentioned stickiness comes from the egg, I think there's too much of it for such a small dough. I doubled the recipe, but used only one egg and still had to add some flour to achieve firm dough - but that's baking, adjusting the recipe as the ingredients change (i.e. flour can be fresher/ older and therefore more or less moist than the one used in testing). Regardless a tasty, quick recipe and can made out of literally nothing. Will bake again.
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marmiteetponpon
30th Apr, 2014
check this delicious jam cookies recipe at marmite et ponpon http://marmiteetponpon.com/2014/04/30/irresistible-sable-aux-abricots/
ilovejam
21st Apr, 2014
These were delicious! I got 20 biscuits out of the dough and they took about 20 mins to cook. Another great quick and simple recipe, perfect for when you fancy a sweet treat with a cuppa
The frenchie
6th Apr, 2014
5.05
As always, they're perfect ! I often make them and they always turn out good ! everyone loves them ;) The only thing is for the cooking time, i often let them longer in the oven, but i guess it depends on the tickness of your biscuits.
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hurkydoesntknow
26th Feb, 2014
I'm in the US and while I don't have access to caster sugar, I used superfine sugar and it worked perfectly. It took me a bit of time to figure out the measurements since everything is different. Once I finally figured everything out, this recipe was indeed very easy to make! Very yummy and super delicious! I used my blackcurrant preserves and they taste just brilliant!

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