Well first things first – Kevin is still with us! As of yet her real owner has yet to be located! She obviously has a passion for escaping as yesterday morning Ian spent 40 minutes chasing her up the little lane we live on after she managed to fly out of the chicken pen when we went in to feed them! Pesky Kevin! Ian very narrowly missed falling face first in the mud whilst Becksie watched and laughed!
So guest chicken recaptured and we were away to Birmingham for Grandpa Pugh’s 21st Birthday celebrations! A lovely time was had by all and at 7.22pm we got an email from one of lovely blog followers – a lovely lady called Sandie! Now we have had a few email communications with this lovely lady as she is embarking on a similar journey to ours, we have swaped hints and tips and this particular email made us rather envious! It started with this picture:
And said: ‘Mine and Ed’s (my 12 year old) first attempt at making these favourites. Might not look very pretty but they’re yummy’
Well……… we thought they looked uber pretty and emailed back for a recipe request! So here is Sandie and Ed’s Jam Ring recipe as demonstrated by Becksie and Lizzie!
125g (4oz) butter
60g (2oz) caster sugar (we only had normal sugar so we just this B& L)
Few drops of vanilla extract (we left this out as didn’t have any S & E) (we had some homemade so we added this B & L)
200g (7oz) plain flour (we added a bit more as the dough seemed a bit sticky S & E) (So did we B & L)
30g (1oz) cornflour
Half tsp baking powder
1. Preheat oven to 180 deg C (160 deg fan oven) and line baking trays.
2. Beat together butter and sugar and gradually beat in the egg and vanilla extract. Put the other ingredients into a separate bowl and then blend into the butter/sugar/egg mixture. Work by hand to form a dough.
3. On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough to about 3mm thick.
4. Using a cutter, cut rounds from the dough and place on baking sheets. Spread these with the jam.
5. Cut an equal amount of rounds from the remaining dough and remove the centres from each of these. Place these on top of the jammy bases.
7. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. When cool, sift the icing sugar over the top.
8. Eat and enjoy!
They are LOVELY! Thank you so so much for sharing Sandie and Ed!
PS – Ours were good but……. we think Sandie and Ed’s look more like the ‘real thing’! Oh well we’ll have to practice!