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
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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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manda72's picture
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Forgot to rate

manda72's picture
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Just fresh out of the oven. Used carnation caramel instead of jam. Will be making them again.

miffymu's picture

fantastic biscuit recipe for children!

sylvia's picture
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I whipped these up when my daughter reminded me that she needed to take a plate to school to share for morning tea which I had forgotten about. They were fantastic and she said they were the first thing to get eaten. Will be making these again and again.

meridian50's picture
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These biscuits are absolutely delicious, & really very easy to make!!

bellzoe's picture
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Really easy to make. A great recipe to do with kids. My little girl loved it.
If I made them again though I think i'd add a splash of venilla or almond essence.

nance1's picture
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What am i doing wrong / whenever i leave a comment i never see it.

nance1's picture
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they are very nice , but idid find it easier to roll out the pastry
rather than slice it

nance1's picture
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Lovely and simple to make will be a regular

nance1's picture
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easy to make and a very nice biscuit

nance1's picture
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A very nice simple recipe and they turned out well

will be a regular. royston

emmawemma's picture
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I have cooked these twice and both times had problems rolling the dough into a tube. Instead I roll out balls and flatten individually. However both times I've done something wrong, and the biscuits still come out lovely. So fool-proof!

joanneeast's picture
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I made them again yesterday as petits fours, by rolling out thinly and then adding an appropriate amount of jam, cooked for 8 minutes, perfect. Looked really pretty on a saucer with a cuppa and were a hit

harriskx's picture
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I doubled the recipe and found, like others, that the biscuits were very large as the dough spreads while cooking. I also would make a deeper hole and go for whole strawberries rather than the runny part of the jam as it becomes liquid when it cooks. I would also add some flavouring, maybe some lemon zest or vanilla extract next time - although my children and husband thought they were great as they were!

sarahcamila's picture
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I used light margerine instead of butter and still came out great

jamespursey's picture
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I couldn't believe that such a simple recipe, using the very most basic ingredients, could be so delicious! Absolutely perfect biscuit recipe: easy enough for a young child to make, very economical, fast and utterly scrumptious. Highly recommended!

jannya's picture
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These taste amazing, even though I only used 75g sugar. They were so easy to make, and hardly any washing up. Perfect for afternoons when you just want to bake something quick and yummy. :)

crystaltips's picture
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What a doddle so easy to do and make with a child!

caroljefferson's picture

my kids can eat these as fast as I can make them, simple, cheap and delicious!!!

willsyk's picture
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I've never bothered rolling the dough into a tube as my children prefer to make shapes from it, or just rough round-ish biscuit shapes. Extremely forgiving dough, it doesn't matter how much man-handling it goes through with the children, when it's baked we always get delicious light and crumbly biscuits. We use lots of jam per biscuit as they do spread a lot and can look a little odd otherwise - huge biscuits and tiny blob of jam. Have always used mixed fruit jam as not all the family like strawberry, but would be great with any jam. Simple enough for my 4 and 7yr olds to do with only my help putting them in and out of the oven. Brilliant!!

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