Jam Squares

Hi guys! Sorry about the long and sadly accidental hiatus from blogging over the last few weeks. I’ve been so caught up in exams and dissertations and general third-yeariness that I almost completely forgot I had this blog… In fact I’ve pretty much exclusively been eating ramen and ice cream (not combined) since April, which means you guys probably wouldn’t have wanted to know about any recipes I may have concocted recently.

Needless to say, I had some free time (note: I was procrastinating) today and decided to get back on the baking train and back to writing for funΒ again, so I thought something simple like jam squares would help ease my poor blogging-deprived mind. It’s not all that original of a recipe and it’s probably not all that good for you, but it tastes nice, and that seems to be the general theme with me, soΒ please enjoy :)

Also my friend’s created a wonderful blog about all things feminist, so I wanted to share it with you! (Scroll down long enough and you will find a post by me): The G-spot

Jam Squares

Jam Squares

Ingredients

200g of plain flour

50g of caster sugar

Pinch of salt

150g of butter or vegan margarine

6 tablespoons of any flavoured jam (I chose strawberry)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius and line an 8cm square tin with foil. Mine’s the same area as an 8cm square so I figured that would do, and I didn’t have any foil so I just greased it and that did fine as well.
  2. Mix the flour, sugar and salt together, then rub the butter in with your fingers until it looks like breadcrumbs. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the pastry mixture and put it in the fridge. Press the rest down into the tin and freeze for 10 minutes.
  3. Put the pastry in the oven for 10 minutes, then slather the jam on top, as well as the crumbly topping (the stuff from the fridge) and bake for another 25 minutes.
  4. Leave to cool for 20 minutes before cutting into squares.

Makes six

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