Soft, melt in your mouth biscuits with a dollop of jam in the middle, perfect with a cup of tea.
I’m not really a fan of biscuits; I think it’s the crunchiness I’m not keen on. These are my ideal kind of biscuit because they they are soft and almost cake like. They are so simple and really quick people of any baking ability will be able to make them, especially as you don’t need a mixer. They won’t last very long so I recommend doubling the quantities. The quantities below will make approximately 10 good sized biscuits.
Use whatever jam you like but use a good quality jam if you can because you really can taste the difference. I’ve made these with raspberry, strawberry and blackcurrent jam and all are delicious. When adding the jam, try not to get too carried away and add too much because it could run out over the biscuits., as you can see below!
These biscuits aren’t the daintiest or prettiest but I really like how home made and simple they look. What they lack in appearance, they definitely make up for with taste. They are the perfect biscuit to make with children because of how simple and quick they are.
200g self raising flour
100g caster sugar
4 tbsp jam
- Heat the oven to 170ºC. Rub the flour, sugar and butter together until you have a breadcrumb texture
- Add enough egg to create a stiff dough – you may not need the whole egg
- Shape the dough into a tube and cut into slices approximately 2cm thick
- Put them on a baking tray lined with baking parchment make sure you leave enough space between each biscuit for them to expand when they bake
- Make a small indentation in the middle of each biscuit with the end of a wooden spoon and drop a small amount of jam in the centre
- Bake for 10-15 minutes until they are just golden brown
- Cool on a wire rack
You can find the original recipe at http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1752/simple-jammy-biscuits