They may be old-fashioned, but who can resist a jam drop? No wonder they still live on in supermarkets and suburban bakeries today. This Jam Drop recipe is super simple to prepare and bake off.

Nana Ling didn’t include a cooking time, but I found 15 minutes in a moderate oven to be spot on.

I went a little sparse with the jam. If you prefer more jam, go right ahead. Isn’t that the best thing about home cooking – make it to suit your liking. My husband, who speaks some Arabic, uses an Arabic phrase for this: la zawak. Roughly translated, it means “according to your liking” and is used often in conversation, particularly when talking about food. I quickly gave up on ever being able to speak Arabic properly, but la zawak is one thing that seems to capture things better than the equivalent English words, and has just stuck with me. So, please, enjoy your jam drop la zawak.Jam Drops recipe

 

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Jam Drops
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
24 biscuits
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 115 grams butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cornflour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
24 biscuits
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 115 grams butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cornflour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt
Jam drops on cooling tray
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Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add beaten egg and milk.
  3. Sift dry ingredients and add to mixture.
  4. Roll into small balls, flatten slightly and place on baking tray lined with baking paper. Put small spoonfuls on jam in centre of each biscuit.
  5. Bake in a moderate oven for 15 minutes.

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