Monday, 15 February 2010

valentines day...


Valentines Day is low key in this house, but we still found time to make some jammie dodgers!

Jammie Dodger Recipe

Ingredients
275g plain flour
250g lightly salted butter, chilled and cut into pieces
175g icing sugar
2 medium egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 tbsp Strawberry jam

Method
1. Put the flour and 200g of the butter in a food processor and blend until the mixture starts to resemble breadcrumbs. Add 100g of the icing sugar, the egg yolks and vanilla and blend to form a smooth dough. Wrap and chill for an hour.
2. Preheat the oven to 200oC/gas mark 6. Grease 2 large baking sheets. Thinly roll out half the dough on a floured surface and cut out 24 heart shapes, using a cutter. Space slightly apart on one of the baking sheets.
3. Roll out the remaining dough and cut out 24 more hearts, this time cutting out a smaller heart in the middle.
4. Bake in the oven for about 8-10 minutes until pale golden around the edges. Leave on the baking sheet to cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
5. Beat the remaining butter in a bowl with the remaining butter in a bowl with the remaining icing sugar and 1 tsp boiling water until pale and creamy. Using a small knife spread the buttercream over the solid biscuit shape and spread the centre of each with the jam. Top with the remaining biscuits.

Makes 24. Recipe from Waitrose online.

5 comments:

  1. you are like the coolest mum ever.

    i wanna come to your house and bake stuff.
    true.

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  2. Oh we made dodgers too, just perfect for this time of year!

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  3. Just discovered your blog today on a flikr set. I was looking for inspiration for my nature table. I have spent a lovely time drooling over your gorgeous pictures and words. I love your blog and you have just found another follower! I'm also a big fan of The Green Parent too.

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  4. I love the name jammie dodgers. It cracks me up. I want to bake some of these things just so I can say "Have a jammie dodger!". Clearly I need to get out more.
    Thanks for the recipe :)

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  5. yummie! I think i may have to give this a try.

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