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As kids we avidly remember coming home from school, dropping our backpacks like hot potatoes and heading straight to the fridge to pour a tall glass of milk and grab a plate of Jammie Dodgers. Back then they were just a sweet, yummy snack to see us through until dinner, however when we reflected back on the retro style biscuits it dawned on us how perfect they would be as an alternative Valentines gift.
Obviously for this particular special day shop bought simply won't do. So after some well needed internet hunting we found the perfect recipe to recreate these romantic classic biscuits at home.
Check out the blog over the weekend where we show you some great ways to wrap your home made Valentines gifts for that personal touch that your significant other will appreciate.
- 175g softened butter
- 50g caster sugar
- 50g icing sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 300g plain flour , plus extra for dusting
- half a jar of good quality raspberry/ strawberry jam
- Begin by preheating the oven to 180C .
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the butter, sugars, egg yolks and vanilla in a food processor and blend until creamy.
- Next pour in the flour and bend until the mixture comes together to form a dough.
- Wrap the dough in a plastic bag and leave to cool in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
- Once rested, take the dough from the fridge and roll out thinly on a floured surface.
- As it’s a large amount of pastry, you are best to divide the pastry in half and roll out half at a time.
- Cut the biscuits out using a small round cutter. Use a small heart shaped cutter (must be less than half the size of the round cutter) and cut a heart shape hole in every second biscuit.
- If you haven’t got a heart shaped cutter, you could always use a small round shaped cutter (bottom end of a piping nozzle will also work) to cut a small round hole in the circle.
- Transfer the biscuits onto the baking sheets and bake for 8-10 mins until golden.
- Keep a close eye on them, as mine they can cook quickly.
- Place the cooked biscuits on a wire rack to cool.
- Once the biscuits are cool, spoon about 1 and half teaspoons of jam on one side, then sandwich with the other biscuit with the heart cut out.
- These biscuits are best served straight away, as the jam can get a bit too messy and sticky. So, it’s advisable to apply the jam just before serving.
Recipe via Stasty.com