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Jodgers |


Roses are red, violets are blue, jammy dodgers are the best biscuits you fool. Woo your sweetheart this Valentine's day with, well, a sweet heart! Recipe from Baking Mad


Prep time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Makes: 12 (depending on size of cutter)


Ingredients:

88g plain flour

63g butter

25g sugar

Optional grating of orange zest

Jam



1. Doughn't go breaking my heart!


These biscuits require some biscuit! So let's get cracking on the dough. Using those strong fingers of yours, rub together the 88g plain flour and 63g butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs


Once you've got your sandy base it's time to add the rest of the ingredients, add in 25g sugar and an optional grating of orange zest and knead together until you have a nice smooth ball of dough. Chill in the fridge for 10 minutes while you source your best biscuit cutter (or glass) and preheat your oven to 180°C.



Roll out the dough until it is about 5mm thick, and cut out as many circles as you can.

In half of your completed circles dig deep to find those childhood operation skills, and carefully carve a heart in the middle.


Pop the biscuits on a baking tray and cook for 10-12 minutes. Once they have cooled, sandwich a full circle biscuit and a heart-cut out circle biscuit together with the jam.


Dink and sink!




Food for Thought

Lizzy says: "The jammy dodger is a childhood classic, and it was super fun to make it for Valentine's day. However.. something went very wrong with this recipe for me, the biscuits ended up being very dry and I didn't roll them thin enough so they were very crispy crunchy. It was also a bit of a struggle to cut a small heart in the middle. While this was a fun recipe to try, I would only ever get shop bought ones in future, with the soft biscuit and sugar on top - they cannot be beaten. 3/10"




Kate says: "These were not quite what I was expecting but then I think it's fairly difficult to reproduce the taste of a mass-produced biscuit. The thing I thought would be tricky was the shape, but actually that was very straightforward and I think they look very effective. But otherwise, it was just a normal biscuit with jam and rather so-so. I think we've made better biscuits in our GWS history 6/10"



4.5/10 Gasps


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