These little heart-shaped biscuits are very simple to make – basically they are a crisp buttery biscuit sandwiched with a sweet jam filled centre. This is the sort of child friendly baking that can be done with all the family.
Jam-Heart Butter Biscuit Recipe
- 250g plain flour
- 200g butter (softened)
- 100g icing (powdered) sugar
- pinch of sea-salt
- 2 egg yolks
- 8 tbsp strawberry jam
Preheat the oven to 170C
In a mixing bowl sift in the flour, icing sugar, and sea-salt, then add the butter. Using just your fingertips rub the butter into the other ingredients until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Then add the egg yolks, and mix until a dough forms.
Turn this dough out onto a lightly floured work surface, knead gently and then roll out to a thickness of around 4mm. Using a heart shaped pastry cutter (4cm) cut out as many shapes as possible, gather and re-roll the dough when necassary. You need an even number of heart shapes.
Using a smaller (2cm) heart shaped cutter make a hole in the middle of half of the larger heart shaped biscuits. Place all the shapes on a baking tray and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until light golden-brown and crisp. Remove and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Using a teaspoon place a dollop of strawberry jam on a biscuit, smooth it out over the surface, then place a biscuit with a heart shaped hole over the jam covered biscuit. Repeat this process until all the biscuits are done. Dust over with a little icing sugar and then dab a little more jam into the centre of the small heart shaped holes to fill.