Chamomile Jam Biscuits

December 14, 2022

This delicious dessert will be perfect to make for your upcoming holiday party! Lyman's Own Strawberry Jam is available at the Apple Barrel Farm Market.

 

 

 

Ingredients:

2 tbsp loose leaf chamomile tea flowers
1/2 caster sugar
1 1/16 cups unsalted butter, at room temperature, chopped
1/4 tsp vanilla bean paste
Large pinch of salt
2/3 cup almond meal
1 egg
2 1/4 cups plain flour
Lyman's Own Strawberry Jam, to sandwich

Directions:

  1. Process the chamomile in a food processor until finely chopped. Pass through a coarse sieve and discard any large solids. Process the sieved chamomile and the sugar until well combined.
  2. Use electric beaters to beat the sugar mixture, butter, vanilla and salt in a large bowl until pale and creamy. Add the almond meal and egg. Beat until combined. Add the flour and beat on low speed until just combined. Gather the dough together and turn onto a clean, lightly floured surface. Divide in half and shape into discs. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight to rest.
  3. Preheat oven to 350F fan forced. Line 3 baking trays with baking paper. Roll out 1 portion of dough between two sheets of lightly floured baking paper until 4mm thick. Use a 3inch fluted cookie cutter to cut 8 rounds from the dough, rerolling scraps. Place on 1 prepared tray. Place tray in the fridge for 15 minutes to chill.
  4. Roll out the remaining portion of dough. Use a 3inch fluted cookie cutter to cut another 8 rounds, rerolling scraps. Use a 1.5inch flower shaped cutter to cut shapes in the centre of each round. Place the cut rounds on 1 prepared tray and flower shapes on the remaining tray. Place trays in the fridge for 15 minutes to chill.
  5. Bake the round biscuits, swapping the trays halfway through cooking, for 12-14 minutes or until light golden. Bake the little flower biscuits for 7-8 minutes or until light golden. Set aside on trays to cool completely.
  6. Spread the whole round biscuits evenly with spoonfuls of jam. Dust the cut round biscuits with icing sugar. Sandwich together. Serve with the little flower biscuits.

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