Posh Jam Biscuits!
Jammie Daisy Dodgers (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe
Jammie Dodgers are a popular British biscuit, made from shortbread with a raspberry flavoured jam filling. They are currently produced by Burton’s Biscuit Company at its factory in Llantarnam.
In 2009 Jammie Dodgers were the most popular children’s sweet biscuit brand in the United Kingdom, with 40% of the years’ sales consumed by adults.
A buttery biscuit that reveals its jam filling, a jammie dodger is a thing of sublime beauty and a treat for the taste buds; it’s buttery and crumbly biscuit is sandwiched together with a sort of sticky and almost chewy jam filling, that stretches as you bite in to it and provides moments of joy……I may be waxing lyrical but I DO love a good jammie dodger biscuit, especially with a cup of tea! So, why bother to make them, as there is a commercial biscuit factory that makes them so well already? Well, it’s because no matter how delicious and tasty these wee raspberry rascals are when liberated from their gaily coloured packet, home-made ones are so much better and are fun to make too. My recipe is a simple egg enriched shortbread, fragrant with real vanilla extract and sandwiched together with home-made ruby-red raspberry jam, made with the raspberries from the bottom of the garden.
Not only do I think my posh jammie dodgers taste better than the shop bought ones, but mine are very floral too, as they are DAISY dodgers! I used a daisy biscuit/cookie cutter when I made these and I LOVE the way they look, as well as how they taste. These jolly biscuits would grace any afternoon tea table, as well as being a fun and tasty addition to the lunch box, and would also be suitable to Red Nose Day bake sales, along with my Red Nose Bunny Biscuits. IN fact my Red Nose Bunny biscuits are currently in a Fun Bake Off on the Sainsbury’s FaceBook page and you can vote for them here: Which Red Nose Day cookie gets your vote? There are some GREAT cookies and biscuits there, and it’s all a bit of fun!
Not only are these posh dodgers suitable for a bit of fun at a Red Nose tea party or bake sale, but, they would be perfect to bake for you mum this Mothering Sunday. Use any jam that suits, I love raspberry jam and it’s my jam “to go” for most cakes and bakes, however, strawberry jam would be great as would a tangy lemon curd. In the past I have also added grated lemon and/or orange zest to my biscuit dough and that adds a lovely citrus zing to these tasty biscuits. (Omit the vanilla extract if you use citrus zest) Why not bake a batch of these next time you go to someone’s house for dinner, pop them on an attractive box, tin or even a large Kilner jar, they make a more imaginative and thoughtful gift than a bottle of wine.
So, why not whip up a batch of these posh jammie dodgers this Sunday for mum – you can use any shape of biscuit/cookie cutter, but I JUST love how pretty these daisy ones look. I will be back tomorrow with a NEW preserves recipe and post, and on Sunday I have a DELIGHTFUL recipe for some spring cakes to share with you all. My usual Fish on Friday post will be posted next week, as part of a healthy “fish-eating ” project I am doing with Fish is the Dish…….so, watch out for that too. Have a WONDERFUL Friday and Bon Weekend! Karen