The weather has cooled down a bit, from 40 on Tuesday to 23 yesterday. It's more baking friendly, plus the bickie barrel was bare. While Summer slept, Izzy and I whipped up a batch of these beauties. We used the same recipe to make all the biscuits, it made about 65ish, possibly more. Izzy ate the occasional ball of cookie dough.
I remember making these with my mum when I was a kid. She used to call the jam drops 'sore eyes', and they kinda look that way. In past experience Izzy hasn't gone nuts for jam drops, so I made most of the mixture into plain biscuits and joined them together with icing.
Mum taught me to use the fork to make the pattern(dip the fork in flour) for the top of the biscuits and join them together. I made more of these sort(with pink icing, at Izzys request). They would totally give a Kingston biscuit a run for their money with a good chocolate icing, if I hadn't been out of cocoa I would have made some. Probably a good thing, I ate about 5 or 6, too darn many. There goes the diet. I put on a kilo and a half on our long weekend away, I can't afford to be taste testing biscuits!!
350 grams SR Flour (about 2 & 1/4 cups)
250 grams margarine
180 grams sugar (3/4 cup)
jam of choice
Sift flour, add sugar. Melt butter and mix in.
Roll into balls, place on greased tray and press finger into centre to make a hole(not all the way through).
Spoon a little jam into the holes.
Bake at 180 for 12-15 minutes.
Instead of making a hole and adding jam, you could press a blanched almond in the middle and then bake. Very tasty.
The icing I used to join the biscuits was just icing sugar and water with some colouring.