Simple jammy biscuits

Simple jammy biscuits

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 12 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 12

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

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per biscuit

kcalories
170
protein
2g
carbs
25g
fat
8g
saturates
5g
fibre
0.5g
sugar
13g
salt
0.3g

Ingredients

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g butter
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 4 tbsp strawberry jam

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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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2006

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meishhhh's picture
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Beautiful and tasty biscuits! Made them in Splenda for my father in law- were a hit with everyone!

linseyleigh86's picture

A brilliant basic recipe. Very quick and easy to make. I made these with my 20 month old son so I rolled the dough out and cut shapes out with cookie cutters. They took 12 mintutes in my oven. I will be making these again, maybe try them with lemon curd as suggested.

charleyq's picture

Tasty but I was really disappointed as the biscuits were spongy.
Also, they did not slice easily and had to be rolled into balls and squashed into circular shapes. I'm interested in finding a crunchier biscuit recipe.

emlie's picture

Delicious biscuits! Took me a while to make seeing as I am only a newbie to this whole baking business. The instructions were good. Only problem was they all stuck together, I don't know whether that was because the recipe said to make them 2cm thick or if it is my fault by trying to fit them all onto the tray perhaps not leaving enough space! They look awful when I took them out of the oven, took me a good 20 minutes trying to fix them up by using a knife to give them the proper shape and also adding extra jam as there wasn't enough. In the end they looked fine and tasted amazing! My mom loves them too. I added a bit of milk, not sure whether that was a good idea because they turned out slightly moist, but crunchy on the outside. I like them like that, but maybe other people prefer the more "biscuit crunch." Yes, I agree with someone else here that extra flavour could be added. I really like the coconuts idea and will try that next time!

neishyb11's picture

really yummy, so easy to make! had my 18 month old son helping me, he loved it, not too complicated so easy for kids to get involved. i rolled half of the dough out and cut into shape with the cookie cutters, and did the other half as in the recipe, both worked just as well as eachother.. quite cake like, but demolished pretty quickly, really good recipe.

last edited: 16:52, 21st Jun, 2013
hazelk2909's picture
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just made these gorgeous biscuits, followed the recipe exact found it very easy. I will be making these again but will add more jam and also try the coconut as suggested. fab fab fab

neilbuckley's picture
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Very easy to make and very nice couldn't leave them alone my family loved them

belindacaroline's picture
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This was too soft to roll and then cut, either needs putting in the fridge for 1/2 hour or you can roll into 12 balls and press them down into biscuit shapes (which is what I did). I also kneeded poppy seeds into the dough and used lemon curd in the centres. Worked very well and were very popular.

caroleyne's picture
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Fancied a treat and made them late in the evening for the first time!! So simple to make and my son loved them. Going to do the lunchbox test tomorrow.....

chuckle1's picture

Really easy and really lovely. Great for the kids in my class, but also for my 29 yr old boyfriend/big kid!
Only put them in the oven for 12 mins which was fine in my fan assisted oven.

chuckle1's picture

Really easy, and really lovely! Great for kids.......but also for my 29 yr old boyfriend/big kid!!! Only put them in for 12 minutes which was enough in my fan oven. Thanks!

suebalf's picture

love these made some with my granddaughter went down really well
quick and easy did not last long.

sadie1503's picture
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Although didn't try them myself was an easy make and looked lovely! A good thank-you gift.

spectrum1968's picture
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great easy to make biscuits!

isobeleh's picture
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When making the indent for the jam do not make it too deep as when it comes to removing the biscuit from the baking tray the jam part will collapse.
I also tried them with lemon curd instead of jam and that worked very well.
Nothing amazing but definitely edible.

zwilly's picture

Just made these with our 4 year old Grandson. He got really involved with the mixing, rolling and "cutting" out the round (supervised of course) it was just like play dough! Will definitely do this again... It was fun for us both.

beavie77's picture
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Brilliant!

suzi1971's picture
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Lovely basic biscuits.

adamplaya's picture
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Quick and easy to make everyone loved them

catplumb's picture
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I used demerara sugar as I didn't have any caster - adds a bit more flavour and a little crunch!

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