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Jammers

By , from the Culinate Kitchen collection
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 8 to 10 jammers

Introduction

These biscuits get their sweetness from jam centers. Jammers taste best served warm, fresh from the oven.

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose, unbleached white flour
½ tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
½ cup unsalted butter, cold
cup low-fat buttermilk
½ cup jam or fruit preserves: raspberry, strawberry, cherry, or apricot

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Cut butter into dry ingredients with a knife (or your fingers) until the mixture is crumbly like cornmeal, leaving some large pieces of butter as well. Pour buttermilk into bowl with dry ingredients and stir with a fork, just until the dough comes together. If necessary, add more buttermilk.
  3. On a floured surface, gather dough into a ball, then roll it out into a ½-inch-thick circle. With floured biscuit or cookie cutters, cut out biscuits. Press together any scraps, then roll out and cut remaining biscuits.
  4. With the back of a floured spoon or your thumb, make an indentation in the center of each biscuit. Spoon a teaspoon of jam into each indentation.
  5. Place jammers on a large baking sheet — with an extra baking sheet placed directly underneath to avoid burning the bottoms of the biscuits — and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until lofty and golden brown. Serve warm.

Notes

I often buy butter in bulk when it’s on sale, then store it in the freezer. If you are starting this recipe with a stick of frozen butter, try this: Dredge the stick in flour and grate the frozen butter on a cheese grater dusted with flour directly into the dry ingredients. The size of the butter pieces from the large holes of the grater is just right.

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