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Sesame Coated Jam Drops

Sesame Coated Jam Drops served 2I love to make fruit preserves. The cupboard is laden with jam made from plums off friends trees, fragrant berries  bought cheaply at the height of their season and apricots, like sunshine captured in a jar. We seem to make our way through the sweet fruit jams between seasons, but the abundance of fruit produced by my old potted cumquat tree means there is a huge backlog of luscious tart marmalade waiting to be consumed. Jam drops take on a new dimension when filled with marmalade, try it for yourself.

180g butter

1 cup castor sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

6 tablespoons milk

1 cup custard vanilla powder

3 cups SR flour

1/2 cup sesame seeds

1/4 cup jam or marmalade

Preheat the oven to 160C. Line baking trays with baking paper.

Cream the softened butter and sugar until white and creamy. Beat in the vanilla essence. Sift the flour and custard powder. Stir the flour into the butter in thirds alternating with milk. Mix to a firm dough. Rolls dough into balls, approx 2 teaspoons full each. Roll in sesame seeds to coat. Press a cavity into the top of each ball with your thumb. Spoon a small amount of jam into each cavity. Don’t overfill as the jam will spill over as the biscuits rise. Bake until the biscuits are golden and firm to touch, approximately 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack, then store in an airtight container. Makes 5 dozen

 

About ladyredspecs

I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs

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This entry was posted on October 10, 2012 by in Baking, Cookies, sweet biscuits, Desserts, Food, Sweet mouthfuls and tagged , , , .
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