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



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  • 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)

caroljefferson's picture

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

willsyk's picture

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!!

lesley7326's picture

A second batch in the oven as I write. Really yummy! Have added more jam this time and made them slightly smaller.

Cloiser's picture

one of the easiest and most enjoyable recipes I've tried yet :)

holleyr's picture

Lovely and simple, came out perfect. :)

alinabake's picture

Lovely recipe, I added a tsp of vanilla to the dough and added plenty of jam- they are delicious and perfect for kids (and the young at heart). Softer than cookies, more cakelike inside and utterly fab. Yay, another favourite.

amylaws's picture

Yum! So simple, even the bf managed to make them for a staff xmas santa gift.

irenemorrill's picture

Easy and tasty, keep well too!!!!

tbabailova's picture

Taste nice, easy to make, my little one enjoyed helping. I also added a bit of desiccated coconut and it really works well. Would definitely recommend.

zoedroberts's picture

Easy to make, must make them sligtly smaller next time, they were like bricks! Albeit tasty ones!!! Would make again.

ejaitken's picture

I made these with apricot jam, and sprinkled a little golden caster sugar on top before popping them in the oven. Gorgeous!

cathrobb's picture

Have just made these for the lunchboxes - a-maz-ing! Don't know if they'll even get into the kids lunch tomorrow. I used lemon curd in some of them too, really tasty!

beckys85's picture

Yum! These went down a treat with my family. I've just made some with gluten free flour and lemon curd filling and they're just as good!

cheesequeen79's picture

Very delicious and so easy, even for a rubbish baker like me! after preparing the dough, if I don't use it all I wrap it in foil or clingfilm, store it in the fridge and can chop rounds off it when I fancy fresh biscuits.

jules52's picture

Love these biscuits. I replace half the flour with ground almonds.
I also put more jam than suggested.

lonewolf's picture

Just made my first batch. I used the ingredients stated + 50g coconut (Possibly could have used 100g, add when you are making the 'breadcrumbs'). I also rolled out on the bench to about 2cm thick but they do spread out once cooking, so I would suggest 1cm thick (I didn't roll as a tube then cut).

I'm going to try with 1 or 2tsp cinnamon next time instead of coconut. These are a lovely tasting and easy to cook biscuits.

I used my home made Blackberry and Raspberry jam, DEE-LICIOUS!

susan_lily's picture

Quick, easy and tasty. I don't bother making the tube I make balls, flatten them a bit with my hand and stick my thumb in to make the space for the jam.

cnicho01's picture

These are really tasty, really quick and easy to make and fun to do with the kids. On our second batch in two days. Definately a winner in our house.

pettit1980's picture

Made these in no time at all, they are so, so simple. Most people will have all the basic ingredients in their home already.


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