Salut mes beautés intelligentes!
The other day I made some jelly biscuits and had them with my favorite tea at the moment - Iced Blackberry Mojito tea (bought mine at Teavana, but it's also available at Starbucks!), and together they served as a very refreshing midday snack. Thought I'd document the procedure I used, and share it with you guys. Ok, here goes.. :)
Yield: 50 Biscuits (if you do not want this many, use only half of the proportions. 8 ounces become 4 ounces and so forth :) )
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Inactive: 2 Hours
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 2 Hours 40 Minutes
- 8 ounces of Butter
- 2/3 cup of Sugar
- 2 Egg Yolks
- 2 teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
- 2 cups of All Purpose Flour
- Your favorite jam flavour! (I used apricot, raspberry and strawberry! It was a challenge picking just one, haha :D)
- 1 tablespoon of Powdered Sugar (optional)
Cream the butter and sugar. To do this, put the butter in a mixing bowl, and then add the sugar. You can use a mixer, or a wooden spoon if you choose to do it manually (I did mine manually, it was a great "workout" :D ). Mix until the two are properly combined (the mixture does not have to be fluffy since we are making biscuits)
Add in the egg yolks and vanilla extract. Mix properly until everything is well blended.
Add in the flour, mix mix mix! Again, you can do this with a wooden spoon or a mixer (see here) if you have one.
Now that the dough has come together well (it should look something like this), sprinkle a little flour on a clean counter or chopping board, and place the dough on the board.
Press the dough into the shape of a disk (not too flat, look here). Wrap it in plastic and put it in a fridge for 1 hr 30 mins - 2 hours (you can leave the dough to cool overnight if you don't have the time to bake it right away).
Preheat oven to 350 degree F
Now that your dough is cool, begin rolling it (with your palms - see here) into 1 1/4 inch balls (see here), and place them on a biscuit/cookie sheet over a biscuit/cookie baking pan. Make sure to leave enough space between each ball, as seen here.
Press a light indentation into the top of each roll. You can use your finger for this step, it should look like this.
Fill up the middle of each ball with your selected jam. You can do this using a teaspoon (I used a baking pipe bag. In my opinion that makes it easier, but a teaspoon should suffice).
Bake for 20 minutes, until the jelly starts to bubble and the edges are golden brown.
Take out of oven, leave to cool, sprinkle some powdered sugar (optional) and enjoy!
My apologies for not taking pictures of the steps I took(these were made in a hurry). I hope the referenced pictures bring clarity to your baking. :)