Baking – Jam Drops

6 11 2009

Had a few opportunities to bake lately, and it’s all been win.

Here’s the recipe for Jam Drops (sorry I can’t remember the source)


blurry image from the iPhone....




20 minutes preparation, 18 minutes cooking

Makes about 25


125g butter
75g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
185g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp milk
Jam (any flavour will do!)


1)  Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.  Line a baking try with non-stick baking paper.
2)  Beat the butter, caster sugar and vanilla essence in a medium bowl until pale and creamy.  Sift the flour and baking powder together.  Use a wooden spoon to mix the dry ingredients and milk into the butter mixture.  mix to a soft dough.
3)  Roll small balls of dough with lightly floured hands and place on the prepared baking tray about 5cm apart.  Flatten each ball with a spatula to make them about 3.5cm in diameter.  Make a 2cm indent in the center of each with your finger or the end of the wooden spoon.  Fill each indent with jam.
4)  Bake in a preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until lightly golden and cooked through.  Stand on the baking tray for 2 to 3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.  Repeat with the remaining dough.  Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Happy baking!




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