Apricot Jam Biscuits

Last week – I had a fit of nostalgia…. and was craving biscuits that my granny used to make… chocolate coconut biscuits (aka just like Romany Creams), cherry biscuits and of course – her apricot jam squares… but I didn’t have the actual recipe….

After a discussion with Mommabear – she used the google-web to source me a similar type recipe and reminded me – “either use desiccated coconut OR grate the rest of the dough on top!”

Wise words from a wise woman!

My problem was that it was 9pm on a thursday night… and although I had the “craving” – my effort input levels were not that high … which is why an easy biscuit recipe was still do-able!

I adapted the recipe by using 3/4 of the dough for the base (instead of half) and then mixing in a cup of desiccated coconut into the other 1/4 dough to make the topping. The dough however was quite wet – so grating was not an option and I finally resorted to rolling out pieces to place on top of the jam layer! (lazy – I know – especially when I could have just added more flour…)

as nice as these were (and HIM really enjoyed them because they were so sweet due to the jam – and kept refering to it as “cake” :)) – I would probably continue the search for a recipe that reflected what my granny used to make!

Apricot Jam Biscuits

apricot jam biscuits final

2 cups of flour
2 tablespoons sugar
60ml water
1 egg
125g butter (softened)
8ml baking powder
1 cup desiccated coconut

apricot jam biscuits ingredients apricot jam biscuits ingredients 2

  • Sift baking powder & flour together
  • apricot jam biscuits bowls
  • rub softened butter into mixture to make crumbs
  • apricot jam biscuits dough
  • beat egg & water together & then add to dough mixture
  • Mix until it forms a tight dough
  • Use 3/4 of it – roll out to make the base of your biscuits
  • Spread half a jar of jam across the top
  • apricot jam biscuits pre-oven
  • Mix the rest of the dough with the coconut & crumbly/roll out and place on top of the jam layer
  • Bake at 180C for 20-30min
  • apricot jam biscuits 1

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