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Granny’s Jam Drops

7 Apr

One of my favourite childhood memories is eating home made jam drops. I would carefully nibble the biscuit around the jam centre and once there was no more biscuit to hold I would pop the little jam filled well in my mouth.

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My Rooster also loves jam drops, however until today he had only had the supermarket variety. This is something that needed to change.

The recipe I have is the same recipe my great grandmother (aka Granny) used to make, I think I just remember eating hers, I definitely remember eating Nanny’s and my Mum’s though.

To make them you need

120g butter

3/4 cup of sugar

2 eggs

2 cups of plain flour

2 tsp of baking powder

a splash of milk if needed for consistency

your favourite jam

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Start by creaming the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add the eggs and beat well,

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gradually add flour and baking powder, if necessary add a splash of milk for a smooth consistency, I didn’t need to do this, so you most likely won’t either.


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Roll teaspoon fulls of the dough into balls and place on a lined tray.

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Now you need to make little wells for the jam to sit in.  I found using my knuckle gave the best results, a nice round deep well to hold all that lovely jam.

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Spoon in your favourite jam, we used strawberry.

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Now bake for about 15 minutes at 160ºC

My mini men couldn’t wait to get into these, they hadn’t even cooled before they were munching away on them.

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Rooster declared they were the best jam drops ever, so much better than the supermarket ones, which made me feel happy as he often is not fussed on the home made versions of his favourite bakery/supermarket treats.

I already have a request for a second batch for his soccer carnival next month.

They were just as perfect as I remembered them too.

My To Bake List

10 Apr

Since Christmas I have been cramming as much food into myself as possible it seems, especially sweet treats! So over the weekend I put myself on a 30 day sugar ban. Crazy, I hear you say, well I am 5 days in and I am still alive but the urge to bake is strong so I thought that I would compile a quick top 5 of the things I plan to bake once I have finished torturing myself.

1. Milo cupcakes with condensed milk frosting

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These little gems come from the bubbly baker, and for those of you who don’t know what Milo is, it is a malted chocolate powder that is found here in Australia. You can drink it hot or cold, add it too icecream or if you’re really naughty you can eat it straight from the tin.

2. Salted caramel chocolate cookies

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I love the combination of salty and sweet. These look so delicious and come from The Comfort of Cooking


3. Chocolate and Oreo Tart

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This looks deliciously decadent and I can’t wait to try it. You can find it at La Receta dela Felicidad The site is in spanish and you get an interesting translation when using the Google translate option but you are able to work out what is meant

4. Blueberry cupcakes with Honey Buttercream

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Blueberry cupcakes/muffins are one of my favourites, and these are made with fresh berries rather than canned or frozen. These were originally made by Always with Butter

5. Hot Cocoa on a stick

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It is finally starting to cool down here in Brisbane and these will be perfect for an after dinner treat during Winter.

These are found at Intimate Weddings

Only 25 days to go.

Feel free to make any of these and let me know how they go.

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