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Sunday, 12 May 2013

Homemade Jammy Dodgers


One day last week Paul and I decided we were going to have a movie night, so we made a trip to the store to pick up some supplies, and as well intentioned as my plan were to have somewhat healthy snacks...that went very quickly out the window. We ended up picking up a few packets of biscuits that we had with tea, probably because it was quite a cold night and that just seemed perfect. While we were looking I spotted Jammy Dodgers, since that night I have really wanted to make some of my own. I have made these a few times in the past -the last I think was around Christmas time, they are so good and honestly taste so much better than the originals...also making them yourself allows you to add as much or as little butter cream as you like.

The Recipe:
Ingredients 
225g/8oz Plain Flour
175g/6oz Chilled and Cubed Butter
130g/4oz Caster Sugar
1 Egg Yolk

Filling
70g/2oz Butter
140g/4oz Icing Sugar
5/6 Tbsp Jam of Your Choice


Into a large bowl add your flour and cubed butter, work this with your finger tips until it resembles breadcrumbs. You could also do this is a food processor if you have one, it would be quicker. Then add your caster sugar and egg yolk and mix until it starts to form a dough.
When the mix comes together, turn out onto a work surface and knead until smooth. Once smooth, shape into a ball and wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Pre-heat the oven to 180'c/350'f and line two baking sheets with greaseproof paper. I only had one so I just did one tray at a time.
Cut the dough in half and thinly roll out the first half on a floured surface, using your cutter -I used a 6cm fluted circle cutter, cut out your biscuits and keep going until you have 20.
Using a smaller cutter, I used a tiny heart shape because I have one but you can of course use what ever you want, cut out the centre of your first 20 biscuits. Take the middle trimming and add them to your remaining dough. Roll this out until you have 20 more biscuits (40 altogether).
Place your biscuits on your baking trays and bake for 10-12 minutes or until pale but slightly brown. Once cooked let them cool completely then you can add the fillings!
Spread how ever much butter cream you like on the base of the biscuits and the add a small tsp of jam, when you have covered them all just add the tops of the biscuits, but try not to press them on too hard or jam will come out the heart shaped hole on top...that can become messy!


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12 comments

  1. This recipe looks lovely! I seriously want to make some of these now! Thanks for following my blog, I've followed yours too :)

    Lauren x

    http://lovelaceandlauren.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. You should, they are so yummy! Thank you so much for following :)

      xx

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  2. Oh my! These look so cute and delicious!

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  3. These look utterly amazing! Making me hungry just reading this... I would love to try and make something similar.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I am now following you on both GFC and BlogLovin. Look forward to reading more.

    Lyndsay xx
    www.fizzypeaches.com

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    1. Thank you :)
      And thanks so much for following Lyndsay :)
      xx

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  4. They turned out so well! They look yummy!

    xx,
    mashasmumbles.blogspot.com

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  5. Oh MY! These are amazing, they look better than the professionally made ones! Great job!

    Em x

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    1. Aww, that is so sweet of you to say! Thank you :)
      xx

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  6. OMG. These are amazing. Making them this weekend!!!

    Love your blog ♥

    Stevie Hearts Makeup

    Stevie xxx

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    1. Thank you so much, I would love to see them if you make a batch :)
      xx

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