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



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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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18th Oct, 2011
I made these with apricot jam, and sprinkled a little golden caster sugar on top before popping them in the oven. Gorgeous!
10th Oct, 2011
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!
1st Oct, 2011
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!
26th Sep, 2011
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.
26th Sep, 2011
Love these biscuits. I replace half the flour with ground almonds. I also put more jam than suggested.
6th Sep, 2011
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!
5th Sep, 2011
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.
28th Aug, 2011
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.
18th Aug, 2011
Made these in no time at all, they are so, so simple. Most people will have all the basic ingredients in their home already.
6th Aug, 2011


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