Jammy Dodgers

To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that's everything.

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Did you know that Jammy Dodgers are named after a character in the Beano comics?

Oh yes, the one and only Roger the Dodger. Why ? Jammy is a slang word for “lucky” in the UK. So a Jammy Dodger is a scamp or scoundrel who can talk his way out of trouble.

A simple explanations of a Jammy (also Jammie) Dodger, it is a biscuit made from two layers of shortbread-like cookies filled with lots of different options. Strawberry Jam is the classic and the best in my opinion.

So now for the million dollar question – do you have a lovable and mischievous little rogue like Roger the Dodger in your life the you can share these yum biscuits with ?

Roger The Dodger ( Beano)

I believe, in these situations – quality over quantity!

Choose a delicious, where possible homemade snack food, eat it, savour every moment of yumminess and be satisfied.

Baking for me is all about simple maths and  developing ways to remember recipes – I love this one  – I use an old  shortbread biscuit recipe ratio –  3:2:1

3 parts flour

2 parts butter

1 icing sugar

These Valentine’s Day biscuits are an ideal way to spend a chilly spring day with the little ones you love getting creative and having quality together and learning a little as they go.

With fun & deliciousness,



What You'll Need

300g flour ( plain )

200g butter

100g icing sugar

1 egg yolk

1 tsp vanilla

120g raspberry or strawberry


2 large baking trays ( lined with greaseproof paper )

2 cookie cutters  –  one about 6-7cm and another about 3 cm

mixing  bowl

weighing scales


oven gloves

cling film

How to Do It

Making Dough

  1. 1Sift the flour & icing sugar into the bowl.
  2. 2Cut the butter into small cubes and rub into flour mixture until it looks like fine breadcrumbs.
  3. 3Make a well in the centre and stir in the egg yolk until it forms a soft ball of dough.
  4. 4wrap in Cling film and allow to chill for 30mins.
  5. 5Roll out gently ( to about 4mm thick) and begin to cut out the 2 size hearts.
  6. 6Place all of the hearts on tray and bake for 15 - 20mins until firm and have almost no real colour.
  7. 7Remove from the oven and place on a wire trays to cool.
    Fill with jam and serve with a giant cup of tea.


The pastry is very short so it’s important to let it rest; this makes it easier to handle.

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