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    Default Custard flavoured jam drops

    I just adapted a recipe from Family Circle - Biscuits and Slices (step-by-step)

    They came out fluffy and floaty-light, I was really pleased! This is the first in a series of attempts to actually use my rather large collection of recipe books for the New Year

    Ingredients:
    * 80g marge - I used Biona organic non-hydrogenated vegetable margarine (unsalted), as the recipe called for unsalted butter
    * 1/2 cup caster sugar
    * 1 cup white self-raising flour
    * 2 tsp vanilla essence
    * 4 tbs Alpro vanilla custard
    * 1/3 cup corn flour
    (the recipe specifed custard powder instead of corn flour and only 1/3 cup sugar, and less vanilla, plus 2tbs milk...if you can't get vegan ready made custard, you could try that instead)
    * approx 2-3tbs jam/preserves (I used raspberry) for the topping

    Method:

    preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line 2 baking trays with baking parchment.

    1. Use electric beaters to combine the marge and sugar until they're fluffy, in a small mixing bowl. Add the vanilla essence and custard, and whisk in with the beaters.
    2. Sift in the flour and cornflour, fold in with a spoon/spatula to form a soft dough. Roll about 2 teaspoons worth of mix lightly in hands to create balls. Place on prepared tray, leaving a gap of 2-3cm between them because they do spread a little.
    3. make a little hole in the top of each ball with the round ended handle of a wooden spoon or similar (or I guess you could use your little finger) - it should go about halfway down. Put about 1/4-1/3 teaspoon of jam into the indentation.
    4. cook for 13-15 minutes, transfer to a wire rack to cool.


    I hope these turn out as well for whoever makes them as they did for me - mine were like clouds! (clouds tasting of custard and covered with jam, that is )

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    Default Re: Custard flavoured jam drops

    mmmmm... these sound floaty light!!

    looks like a good replacement for the viennese fancies that i am waiting to be veganised.

    i'm going to have a go at these over the weekend - might take a photo if they look good.

    thanks twinkle

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    Default Re: Custard flavoured jam drops

    They sound great. Did you take a photo of them?

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    Default Re: Custard flavoured jam drops

    Not yet - I need to charge up some batteries for the camera

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    Default Re: Custard flavoured jam drops

    did you use the recipe as you quoted? using the alpro custard? or did you use the ingredients you mentioned in the brackets??

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    Default Re: Custard flavoured jam drops

    I used the Alpro custard method, as I couldn't find custard powder when I last went shopping and had to get cornflour instead (custard powder is just cornflour with sugar and flavouring, right? )

    The bracketed stuff is from the original recipe. I could post that properly if people want to try that method instead?

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    Default Re: Custard flavoured jam drops

    Ahh, made the custard flavoured jam drops today...they are delicious!!

    Here's how they turned out (the other half were still cooling at this point!)


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    Woohoo! I'm glad they worked well for you

    Those are more photogenic than my ones (I wasn't careful enough with the jam)

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    Default Re: Custard flavoured jam drops

    these sound yummy, and i like your containers PI!
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    Default Re: Custard flavoured jam drops

    Twinkle - I'm not normally careful with jam, there's usually more bubbles over onto the tray than is left in the tart/biscuit!!

    Gorilla - Thank you...I have to say I love them...probably a bit more than is appropriate for inanimate kitchen containers but hey, I'm not proud!!

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    Default Re: Custard flavoured jam drops

    WOW ivy, you beat me to making them, couldn't find the vegan custard yesterday - tomorrow i try harder!

    they look yummy

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    Default Re: Custard flavoured jam drops

    Yum, and the picture looks great too!

    *copies recipe into "recipes to be printed" folder*
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    Default Re: Custard flavoured jam drops

    mmm i made these today, very yummy, but didnt look as nice as above LOL.
    more rock cake shaped and the jam oozed out but still nice

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