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Jam-filled butter biscuits

You can never have too many biscuits – and I say that because my last post was also a biscuit post! These biscuits (which are also known as Sables) look snazzy but are really easy to make. I made these with my lovely friend Tiffany – we decided to make two different shaped batches with raspberry jam, but you could use different jams if you wish.

I found this recipe on the BBC website.




250g/9oz plain flour
200g/7oz butter, cut into small cubes
100g/3½oz icing sugar
pinch of salt
2 free-range egg yolks
4 tbsp raspberry jam




1. Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/Gas 3.


2. Place the flour, butter, icing sugar and salt into a bowl. Using your fingertips, rub the ingredients together until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.


3. Add the egg yolks and mix until a dough forms. Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and roll out to a thickness of about 0.5cm/¼in. Cut out shapes using a 4cm/1½in cutter.


4. Divide the sables in half. Using a 2cm/1in fluted cutter, make a hole in the middle of half of the sable biscuits and discard the dough. Place all the sables on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.


5. Bake the sables for 10-12 minutes, or until light golden-brown and crisp (mine actually took 14 minutes, so best to just keep an eye on them!). Remove and transfer to a wire rack to cool.


6. Using a teaspoon, place a small dollop of raspberry jam on a whole sable. Place a sable (with a hole) over the whole sable biscuit, before enjoying with a cuppa! 🙂






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  1. everybodylovespretty on December 5, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Too cute! I need to get mini cookie cutters!!

    • Clare on December 5, 2013 at 10:08 pm

      Thank you so much! I bought these cutters from Amazon and they’ll be great for so many things (I hope the link works – let me know if not!).

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