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Jim-Jam Biscuits

Shortcrust Jim-Jam Biscuits

Chef_Aish
A childhood favourite recipe has been given a delicious, buttery twist. Make the classic jim-jam biscuits with shortcrust pastry using the jam of your own choice.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Snack
Servings 10 Full Biscuits

Ingredients
  

  • 240 grams All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 120 grams Salted Butter cold
  • 2 tbsp Honey/ Powdered Sugar
  • 5-6 tbsp Water ice cold
  • Jam of own choice to be used for filling the biscuits
  • Granualted Sugar for garnish
  • Icing Sugar for garnish

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, add all-purpose flour, baking powder and mix it.
  • Cut the butter in little cubes as smaller pieces will blend faster. Add the butter in flour mixture.
  • Using your finger tips, gently rub the butter in the flour mixture till it resembles a crumbly texture.
  • Add, honey and Ice cold water to the mixture.
  • Start kneading the mixture till it comes together as a soft dough.
  • Wrap the dough, using a plastic wrap or a cling wrap and chill the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Take the dough of the refrigerator. Lightly dust your work area with flour.
  • Roll out the shortcrust dough using a rolling pin. Keep lifting the dough and dust flour under the rolled dough if it sticks too much.
  • Roll the dough thin roughly to ¼  inch  thickness. Using cookie cutters of your choice, cut the biscuits.
  • One a tray lined with parchment paper, Place the biscuit on the tray little away from each other.
  • In alternate biscuit, cut out the centre using back ofpastry nozzle. This is to make pair of the biscuit.
  • Using the fork prick the biscuits a bit so that the biscuits don’t puff up too much.
  • Bake the biscuits at 180 degree celcius for 15-20 minutes or till baked with slight brown colour.
  • Cool the biscuits completely. Spread jam of your choice on the biscuit with uncut center. Sandwich it with the biscuit that has its centre cut out.
  • Sprinkle some granulated  sugar on the jam. Dust the biscuits with icing sugar. The jim-jam biscuits areready!

Notes

  • Chilling the dough helps in resting the gluten in the dough. Which will further avoid shrinking of the biscuits during baking. 
  • Once you have cut the biscuit, you can put them in the refrigerator for 10 minutes before baking. This is helpful in getting crispier biscuits. 
Keyword Jim-Jam Biscuit, shortcrust pastry