Jammy Buns

November 29, 2006 at 9:51 pm 7 comments

I have been intending to try out this particular recipe for a long time. Lack of time is a major factor that has constrained me from doing so. When Nandita announced Baking for Breakfast’ as the theme for WBB#7 I decided to finally make it.Thanks Nandita for that .Baking is one culinary activity I plan to take up regularly. I am still at the trial stage. That is I still try my baked recipes on others! Thanks to food blogging and events like this I can hone my baking skill! I found this recipe in a lovely book ‘Baking- Simple cookery’, a collection of recipes by a team of experts. (No names on the book)  jb41.JPG

 I had most of the ingredients – Wheat flour and Cranberries were the ingredients that tempted me to try out this recipe! And I found it to be very simple for a novice baker like me.

Delicious and crispy Jammy Buns for WBB #7 hosted by the versatile Nandita.  jb2.jpg 

For 12 Jammy buns

175 g Plain flour (2 cups)

175 g Wheat flour(2 cups)

2 tsp baking powder

150 g butter

125 g caster sugar

50 g dried cranberries(I used orange flavoured)

1 egg beaten

1 tbsp milk

4-5 tbsp mixed fruit jam 

The original recipe used golden caster sugar and raspberry jam. I have used white sugar and mixed fruit jam instead.  Preheat oven to 190 oC/ 375oF 10 minutes before baking. Lightly oil a baking sheet.Sift the flours along with the baking powder into a bowl.Cut the butter into small pieces. Rub the butter into the flours untill it resembles coarse breadcrumbs.Stir in the sugar and cranberries.Stir in the beaten egg and milk.Mix to form a firm dough. Divide the mixture into 12 and roll into balls.Place the dough balls on the baking tray, leaving enough space for expansion. Press the thumb into the centre of each ball making a small hollow. Spoon a little jam in each hollow. Pinch lightly to seal the tops. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack. 

Jammy Buns were delicious and turned out to be good for a first attempt. You have to excuse a little rocky shape for my crisp buns since my little one helped me do it. He was down with a severe bout of Dysentry and I had to entertain him!!


Entry filed under: baking powder, berry, butter, caster sugar, cereal grain, cranberry, egg, From the bakery, jam, milk, plain flour, wheat.

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lakshmiammal  |  November 30, 2006 at 11:28 pm

    How nice of you to allow your son to help you.The kids always love cooking with us. Just bcos of him the buns are great looking.

    @I try to involve him wherever possible so he is also entertained and I get my work done.Thanks for your kind comments.

  • 2. nandita  |  December 1, 2006 at 11:59 am

    Thats very sweet of you Madhuli, I like the rustic shapes, which are a trademark of homebaked goodies…thanks for the entry

  • 3. Lakshmik  |  December 1, 2006 at 5:37 pm

    Delicious buns. Nice recipe.

  • 4. lakshmi  |  December 1, 2006 at 9:20 pm

    first time here, such a nice blog.

  • 5. Indira  |  December 3, 2006 at 11:31 am

    Hey, here they call this type of cookies – thumb print cookies. You make a hollow by pressing thumb in cookie dough and fill it with fruit jam of different types. Very tasty and Vijay likes this type of cookies.
    They look beautiful, Madhuli.

  • 6. Asha  |  December 6, 2006 at 4:34 am

    Delicious Madhuli! I just found these goodies .Looks great , I like the name too:)
    @Thanks all of you.I need ‘Baking’ encouragement!

  • 7. claire  |  July 13, 2007 at 1:41 am



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