In a Jam

Rowan had a sudden craving for these the other night. I may or may not have eaten them for dinner.

Jammy Biscuits

Preheat oven to 400.

4 cups flour

8 teaspoons baking powder

4 Tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup shortening

3 cups milk


Mix dry ingredients.

Cut shortening in with a knife/pastry cutter/your hands until the mixture is a coarse meal.

Add milk.

Knead 10-12 times.

Roll out – say 1/2″ thick – then cut into circles with the lip of a cup.

Make as deep and wide a well as you can in the center of each circle with your finger and fill with jam.

Bake 11 minutes.

These are perfect when the jam is still a bit too hot for your tongue, but if you don’t manage to eat them all they’ll keep for a few days in an airtight container. The recipe yields about 36 biscuits. If you’re not feeding five hungry people you may want to cut it in half.


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