Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Jammy Dodgers

Who doesn't love a jammy dodger? Sweet jam sandwiched between two buttery biscuits, they were a biscuit tin regular during my childhood, so I thought it would be fun to try making some of my own. I would urge you to do the same, as they are delicious and incredibly easy. You can use whatever jam you want, but try to use a high quality one or even better, home made. I'm happy to share my jam recipes with anyone, so let me know if you need one!

Prep time: 15 Mins (Plus a bit of chilling time)
Baking time: 15 Mins
150g Plain Flour
100g Unsalted Butter (Softened)
75g Caster Sugar (Plus a little extra for dusting)
1 Medium Egg Yolk
1tsp Vanilla Extract
8tsp Jam

In a large bowl rub the butter into the flour, then with a wooden spoon stir in the sugar, egg yolk and vanilla. Get you hands back in there and continue working until it comes together to a smooth dough. Wrap in cling film and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up a bit.

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4 and line 2 large baking sheets with baking paper. Take another couple of sheets of baking paper, lay one on your surface and lightly dust with flour. Place the biscuit dough on the paper, lay the other sheet of paper on top and roll out relatively thinly (No more than 0.5cm thick). Using a medium (6cm diameter) pastry cutter cut out your biscuit shapes. You should get about 16 out of the mixture and you might need to re-roll the dough to use it all up. For half of the biscuits cut out a little hole in the middle. I used an upturned metal nozzle from a piping bag for this! Lay your cut out biscuits on the trays, evenly spaced and place in the centre of the oven for 15 minutes, until just starting to go golden on top. Take out of the oven, leave on the tray to cool for 30 minutes then carefully remove from the paper and leave on a wire rack to cool completely.

When the biscuits are cool blob a teaspoon of jam on one of the base biscuits, place a holey one on top and gently press to sandwich together. Repeat for the rest, then dust them with a little caster sugar. Put the kettle on, make a massive cup of tea and demolish the lot!

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