Sunday, 16 October 2011

JAM FILLED BISCUITS





I tried to make these biscuits yesterday afternoon for the first time with Niki's help and the result has been amazing!!!!!!! We have used our home-made peach jam...but this is another recipe!
Great for tea time, especially when you have visitors. They'll love them!


Ingredients for about 20 biscuits:

100 g butter
100 g sugar
220 g self-raising flour
1 medium egg
100 g jam ( the sweeter it is, the better they will taste)
Icing sugar for decoration

Heat oven to 180C.
Put the butter in the microwave for 20 seconds to soften. Mix the butter with the sugar and when creamy, add the egg and the flour, then mix until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Alternatively, you can do this in the food processor. When the dough is compact, put in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
On a lightly floured board roll the pastry dough to a 5 mm thickness.Cut the biscuits with 2 round shaped cookie cutters, one slightly smaller than the other (I used one that was 4 cm and the other one 5 cm); on the smaller circles pour half a spoon of jam, then cover with the bigger circles pressing on the edges to seal. Do this on a baking tray lined with baking paper and be careful that they're properly spaced.
Bake for 12-15 mins until risen and just golden. Cool on a wire rack and sprinkle with icing sugar.



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