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Jam drops

These little drops of heaven combine sweet plum jam with a buttery shortbread biscuit.
jam drops recipeJohn Paul Urizar
36 biscuits

We all have memories we hold onto from our childhood, but often some of the fondest are those involving food. And none more precious than sharing sweet biscuits with loved ones.

Jam drops are a classic biscuit that perfectly combine the sweetness of plum jam with the buttery flavour and crumbly texture of a good shortbread biscuit.

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Quick plum jam


1.Make quick plum jam: Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan with ¼ cup (60ml) water; bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 20 minutes or until a spoonful of the jam wrinkles when pushed with a finger on a chilled plate. Cool.
2.Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced) Line three oven trays with baking paper.
3.Beat the butter and sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until pale; add egg, beat until just combined. Stir in sifted flours and cinnamon. Refrigerate dough for 20 minutes.
4.Roll 1 1/2 teaspoons of the chilled dough into a ball; place on tray. Repeat with remaining dough. Press a deep indent into the centre of each ball; fill with the plum jam. Bake biscuits for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
5.Dust with sifted icing sugar, if desired.

Jam drops will keep in an airtight container for up to two days. Suitable to freeze. Not suitable to microwave.


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