Sticky Jam Swirls

8 Dec

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These are just to die for! They are not biscuits and not really pastry, they are like a pastry with a soft and fluffy inside and sweet, bubbling jam oozing out. They look just magical with the red jam swirl and are perfect for many occasions such as a party or simply a afternoon snack with a cuppa. You don’t have to use jam, you could use marmalade, lemon curd or nutella, to name just a few.

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Sticky Jam Swirls

450g plain flour

2tsp baking powder

a pinch of salt

75g caster sugar

75g butter, cubed

2 eggs

200ml milk

2 heaped tbsp jam of your choice, I used berries and cherries

2tbsp granulated sugar, for sprinkling

  • Preheat the oven to 220ºc/430ºf and grease and line two baking sheets.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl then stir in the salt and caster sugar. Rub in the butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • Beat the milk and eggs together in a jug, then make a well in the center of the flour mix and add most of the milk mixture.
  • Using your hand in a claw shape, mix together the ingredients until it forms a soft dough. You can add extra liquid if you need to.
  • Turn the dough out onto a well floured surface and roll out into a large rectangle, 30cm x 18cm and 1cm thick.
  • Cover the surface in a thin layer of jam, leaving a thin border around the edge then with the long side nearest to you and roll it up away from you.
  • Cut into about 16-20 slices depending on how big you want them.
  • Put on the baking sheets (They don’t expand too much so you only need a little space between each one), brush with the leftover milk and egg mix or use some extra milk and then sprinkle with the granulated sugar.
  • Bake in the oven for 10-15mins or until golden.
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One Response to “Sticky Jam Swirls”

  1. Joe December 9, 2012 at 1:36 am #

    Wow! Now where can I buy these on line???

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