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



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  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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4th Apr, 2013
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.
30th Mar, 2013
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.
26th Mar, 2013
24th Mar, 2013
Lovely basic biscuits.
24th Mar, 2013
Quick and easy to make everyone loved them
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15th Mar, 2013
I used demerara sugar as I didn't have any caster - adds a bit more flavour and a little crunch!
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15th Mar, 2013
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!!!
28th Jan, 2013
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!
16th Jan, 2013
So easy and amazing!! I ate 8 of them in one day...gulp!
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4th Nov, 2012
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.


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