Saturday, October 13, 2007

Jam Drops

This is now a much loved recipe we acquired from Hannah's Grandma. Highly recommended as a recipe to cook with a small person, as rolling the biscuit dough into a ball and making an impression for the jam are ideal activities for small hands.

On the subject of cooking with a small child, may I recommend reading Maisy makes Gingerbread, a story which contains an important detail - Maisy doesn't lick the bowl until the biscuits are in the oven. Hannah, bless her, has taken this on as gospel, quite happy not to consume raw dough as long as there is something in the bowl to 'clean up' when we've finished. Yes I know, she'll wise up soon....

125g butter, softened
75g castor sugar
1 tsp vanilla
185g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbs milk

Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla, then add flour, baking powder and milk and mix in well.

Divide the mix up into 40 pieces, roll each piece then flatten slightly. Then create an indent for the jam with your thumb or the end of a wooden spoon or whatever else seems a good size. Spoon in a good 1/2 tsp of jam.

Bake on a greased or lined tray at 180 degrees C for 18-20 minutes. Try to let the jam cool a little before sampling.


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