Simple jammy biscuits

Simple jammy biscuits

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 12 mins


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



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten



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  • 4 tbsp strawberry jam



    Once available in Britain for just a brief period during the summer, strawberries are now a year…


  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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Comments (189)

isobeleh's picture

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.

suzi1971's picture

Lovely basic biscuits.

adamplaya's picture

Quick and easy to make everyone loved them

catplumb's picture

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

catplumb's picture

Just made a batch of these - could not believe his easy they were. My 3 year old whip doesn't really like jam has asked if I can make them with chocolate spread! So here goes!!!

charlottemarriott's picture

Brilliant recipe! After making it for the first time, my sister and I both made another batch the very next day. You can put other flavour jams, peanut butter or even Nutella in the middle although put the Nutella or peanut butter in after baking. I will treasure this recipe and make it again and again!

morning_butterfly's picture

So easy and amazing!! I ate 8 of them in one day...gulp!

barb25's picture

These were easy to make and although they did taste nice, I didn't think they were quite good enough for 5 stars.

I thought they could do with a bit more flavour and meant to take the advice of a previous commenter and add some vanilla extract but forgot! I will make them again and will try using it next time, or possibly add some cocoa/chocolate to see how that turns out.

xcarlyx's picture

Just made these, yum yum they are lovely :)

angellibrarian's picture

So simple yet so good!
I didn't have any dessicated coconut, but I added 1/4 of a cup of ground almonds to the mixture just before adding the egg, and the flavour and texture was good.

funkasaurus's picture

So easy and delicious. My 2yr old and I baked for the first time together and made these, she's been eating them telling everyone she meets about the "sticky cooking" that she did.

joannemicallef's picture

quick, easy and delicious!

joannemicallef's picture

very quick and easy, and delicious too! I keep doing them and my kids love them too !

rovski's picture

Loved this recipe, made some of these and topped with fresh cream. Tasted like very light scones

samsarginson's picture

Kids love making and eating.
Simple making skills.

samsarginson's picture

Kids love making and eating.
Simple making skills.

samsarginson's picture

We tried making these using peanut butter and thought they were delicious.

freakyfreida's picture

Very easy to make and they were gone within seconds. They had just the right amount of sweetness and turned out exactly like the picture. Will be making these again!


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