Sunday, January 10, 2010

lazy sunday

We have enjoyed a very lazy morning (we were still in our pj's at 10.30am!), just a spot of baking, playing in the back yard etc.

We are just about to grab the buckets and sponges and clean the car before heading down the road for a swim at the beach... don't you just love lazy Sundays!

We made some lovely jam drops - recipe below if you want to make your own.

Jam Drops

130g softened butter
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 egg
2 tablespoons cornflour
3 tablespoons self-raising flour
1 cup plain flour
About 1/3 cup jam (I used raspberry)

Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla until pale and creamy. Add egg and beat until combined.

Combine the three flours and sift into creamed butter mix. Stir until all ingredients are combined, then wrap dough and place in fridge to rest for 30 minutes or so.

Once chilled, roll heaped teaspoons of mixture into balls and place on lined baking trays. Make a deep indentation in the centre of each ball using the end of a spoon (dipped in flour between each indentation). Fill each indentation with about 1/2 teaspoon of jam, but be careful not to overfill the holes or the jam will overflow during baking!

Bake for about 20 minutes at 170C, until biscuits are pale golden. Halfway through baking, swap the trays around so the biscuits bake evenly (if you have a fan forced oven you don't need to do this).

The jam is really hot when these come out of the oven, so I recommend waiting until they are cool before enjoying with your morning coffee.



  1. yum! we made these last weekend with fresh strwaberry jam ):

  2. At Christmas we (Berry and I) made jam drops, which I haven't done since my Nanna made them with me when I was 10. Sadly the ones I made at Christmas weren't great, so I'm going to try your recipe! (Yours look great.)