A great big jammy thank you to Amy from the Weekly Bake Off for recommending these little beauties. One of the easiest and yummiest little treats I have made for a while.
The real thank you of course goes to the wonderful Mary Berry for the original recipe.
The method for making these lovely little cakes is not dissimilar to scones, in fact when I was making them I did do a bit of a double-take to make sure I was on the right page! They actually taste a little scone-like too, only smaller, sweeter and jammier!
I made these one morning when I had some family coming over, I wanted to make something traditional yet appealing to kids and these fit the bill perfectly.
Anywhoo, on with the recipe...
I used homemade strawberry and apple jam in mine, I also tried some with squeezy apricot jam but they didn't turn out as good. When I made them I added all the liquid in one go and ended up with quite a wet mixture. I would recommend adding the liquid bit by bit until the consistency is right. They shouldn't be really sticky.
I would highly recommend these little cakes, a great one to make with kids too as I bet they'd love rubbing in the butter and getting all dirty.