Jam bars are scrumptious little melt-in-your-mouth, crumbly shortbread biscuits, with gooey, jammy insides. Half-crispy, half-squidgy, they can be gobbled up any time of the day with your favourite cuppa.

These are easy and fairly quick to make, so you can always keep a jar fill of them around the house. Try alternating your choice of filling for something sweet or something tart, both of which will end up going down equally well.

Easy Peasy Jam Bars

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

    For the filling

  • 250ml cake flour
  • 125ml blueberry jam (or your jam of choice)
  • 5ml baking powder
  • 125ml cold butter
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 15ml milk

  • For the topping

  • 185ml cake flour
  • 90gm butter cubed
  • 125ml sticky brown sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 deg C
  2. In a bowl combine the flour and baking powder
  3. Cut in the cold butter until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs
  4. Combine the eggs and milk and stir into the crumb mixture until moistened
  5. Press into a greased 20cm square baking tin
  6. Bake at 180 deg C for 20 minutes or until lightly browned
  7. Spread the jam of your choice over the crust
  8. Combine the topping ingredients until they resemble coarse crumbs
  9. Spoon the crumble over the jam and bake for a further 25 minutes or until lightly browned
  10. Cut into squares while still warm
  11. These are great for on-the-go breakfast bites or as a snack

    They’ll keep for up to 4 days – if they last that long!
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04/11/2021 02:21 am GMT

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