Saturday, 7 January 2012

Home-made Jammy Dodgers Recipe


100g (4oz) butter, softened
50g (2oz) caster sugar
1 orange
1 medium egg
2 tbsp ground almonds (optional)
200g (7oz) plain flour
1 tbsp cornflour
8 tbsp seedless raspberry jam

A 5cm (2 in) round cutter
small shaped cutters


1) Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl, until they are creamy.
2) Grate the orange rind on the medium holes of a grater. Try not to grate the pith (white part). Add the rind to the bowl and stir it in.
3) Break the egg into a cup and beat it with a fork, then add gradually to the butter and sugar mixture.
4) Add the ground almonds if you are going to use them. Sift in the flour and cornflour.
5) use your hands to draw the ingredients into a dough.  Knead it briefly into nice ball.  Wrap in clingfilm and put in the fridge for 30 mins to chill.
6) Heat the oven to 180 C/ 350 F/ Gas mark 4. Line 2 baking trays with grease proof paper.                                        7) Sprinkle some flour onto a clean surface and a rolling pin.  Roll out the dough until it is about 3mm (1/8 in) thick.
8)Using the round cutter, cut out lots of circles.  Use the shaped cutters to cut holes in the middle of half the circles.
9) Place the circles on the trays. Bake the biscuits for 15 minutes.
10) Leave the biscuits for two minutes, then lift them onto a wire rack.  Spread the jam on the whole biscuits, then put a cut-out biscuit on top.


  1. I am definitely trying these out! Tomorrow! Thanks for the recipe, Tamsyn :D

  2. Oh, they look yummy! Love your new look blog too :-)

  3. Thank you!! Will definitely be trying it this week. Caden and Quinn could be twins in this pic!