Recipe: Jam Drops

September 25, 2012 | Recipe

A good classic recipe, Jam Drops. I used to love these as a kid… some things never change.

Here’s the recipe (from Donna Hay Modern Classics Book 2)

180g (6 oz) softened butter
1 cup caster (superfine) sugar
1 egg
2 cups plain flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
jam (jelly)

Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Place butter and sugar into the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until light and creamy. Add the egg and beat well. Stir through the flour and baking powder and mix to a dough.

Roll 2 teaspoonfuls of the mixture into balls. Place on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper, allowing room for the biscuits to spread, and flatten slightly. Press a finger into the middle of the dough to make an indent. Fill the hole with jam. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden. Cool on wire racks.

Mmmm yummy!

 Go give them a try! :)


  1. eb

    Omg you read my mind!! I was going to ask mum for the recipe but one i don’t have to!! Nonna went a little crazy giving us jams she’d made and i need a way to use them up!! Mmmm fig, plum, orange or peach drops do you think?

  2. ffadmin

    Um, fig, plum, orange AND peach.. sounds UH-mazing. Send me some? PS. Happiest of Birthday’s to you little sister! mwah x :D

  3. Oh those sound and look quite delicious! Plus they’ve brought to mind a nice memory as they are much like something my grandmother used to make.

  4. You know, I’ve been wanting to find a recipe for these for a long time. I have Trader Joe’s blackberry jam at home and it’s the richest little burst of berry in this beginning of Autumn, so I think I’ll have to try this recipe out tonight. So glad I stumbled upon your blog :)