I am no bake sale queen, but if the kids are doing something for Red Nose Day at school then I like to get involved, generally with something simple and completely failproof. Like these jammy dodgers, which my kids love. This three ingredient recipe is perfect for children to make and eat – they would be great for schools to make with children too – perhaps for a donation?
One of our favourite things to do on a Sunday is bake together. We had a great time making these jammy red noses after we were sent this fabulous Henry Holland apron for Red Nose Day to test out.
I think the pictures say it all.
Flour, strawberry jam and butter are ingredients you are likely to have to hand, but if not do not worry, I even dispatched Mr A to the corner shop to test whether you could get the ingredients late on a Sunday.
No need to ice or decorate either, simply pop them in the oven for 20 minutes and they are done.
Red Nose Day Jammy Dodgers (Makes 12)
350g plain flour, 125g unsalted butter, strawberry jam, iced water
- Rub together butter and flour using the tips of your fingers to make a sand like consistency.
- Add 4-8tsp of iced water until it forms a smooth dough. The iced water keeps the pastry cool.
- Roll out the pastry to 1/4inch thick and cut out 24 circles with a pastry cutter.
- Using the wrong side of a small circular pastry cutter, to give a smooth edge, cut out circles in the middle of half of the pastry circles.
5. Sandwich a plain bottom circle with jam and then add a top with a circle cut out. Add a little more jam into the hole, but not too much as the jam has a tendency to overflow when hot.
6. Place on a greased baking tray.
7. L invented a jam glaze for some of her biscuits, by mixing a bit of jam with water and brushing over the pastry – it gave the pastry a nice rosy colour.
8. Bake at Gas 3 for 20 mins. The cook book we use is for kids so uses very low temperatures – I think it took about 25 mins, but best to check rather than burn.
9. Hot jam is runny and can burn so take care when removing from the oven and allow to cool before moving from the baking tray.
Make extra – we ‘sampled’ ours while still warm, snuggled under blankets watching Dr Who – perfect end to Sunday!
You can buy this fabulous Henry Holland apron here. Are you doing anything for Red Nose Day yet? There is still time to join Team Honk, whether it is to dance at Wembley or for some honking from home – could you hold a bake sale, dance from your living room or do something else funny for money to help change lives? You can read more about some the lives I met on my visit to Kenya, who have benefitted from Comic Relief funds, here, here and here.
I find the quote fascinating too. Works on so many levels…
I am donating my fee for this post to Team Honk’s Red Nose Day Danceathon giving page.