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Feeding the Funky Bunch: Jam Buttons

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These little biscuits are a total melt-in-your-mouth indulgence. I have this recipe pasted into my cooking file from an old Delicious Magazine.

Ingredients

  • 200g butter
  • 55g raw sugar
  • Rind of 1 lemon
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp homemade vanilla essence
  • 300g plain flour
  • 75g desiccated coconut
  • Raspberry or Apricot Jam

Thermomix Method

  1. Peel large strips of lemon rind into TMX
  2. Add raw sugar
  3. Process 3 sec, Sp 9 to form caster sugar and fine lemon rind
  4. Add butter and mix 20 sec, Sp 4
  5. Add egg yolk and vanilla, mix 20 sec, Sp 4
  6. Add flour and coconut
  7. Knead (closed lid position) for 2 min
  8. Roll portions of dough into walnut sized balls, place on lined baking tray and indent centre of each with your thumb
  9. Place half a teaspoon of either jam in each hole
  10. Bake 180C for 12 min
  11. Allow to cool on trays for 5 min before transferring to wire racks

Non-Thermomix Method

  1. Place butter, sugar and lemon rind in bowl of an electric beater and beat until pale
  2. Add egg yolk and vanilla and beat until combined
  3. Fold in flour and coconut
  4. Place dough on floured bench and lightly knead for 30 seconds
  5. Roll portions of dough into walnut sized balls, place on lined baking tray and indent centre of each with your thumb
  6. Place half a teaspoon of either jam in each hole
  7. Bake 180C for 12 min
  8. Allow to cool on trays for 5 min before transferring to wire rack
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Little People: Lunchbox Legends

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Lunchboxes. The constant challenge of parents around the world. How to keep your kids lunch boxes (and your own lunch boxes!) delicious and healthy. I’ll continue to add links to this page each time I post a recipe that is suitable for tucking in a lunchbox to make it that little bit more interesting and tasty.

  • Sun-Dried Tomato & Spinach Frittatas : these frittatas freeze really well. Simply place in a container or snap-lock bag and freeze until needed. I often pop them in my kids lunch boxes frozen and they defrost perfectly in time for lunch. 
  • Jam Buttons: delicious little old-fashioned biscuits
  • Happy Crackers : replace processed crackers with your own homemade healthy, delicious crackers
  • Zucchini Quiche: this quiche  freezes really well. Simply place in a container or snap-lock bag and freeze until needed. I often pop them in my kids lunch boxes frozen and they defrost perfectly in time for lunch. 
  • Chocolate Magic Bean Cake: delicious and nutritious, great for the lunchbox, afternoon tea or a birthday party
  • Sausage Rolls: Healthy, homemade sausage rolls packed with veggies
  • Wholemeal Fruit Bread: Great fresh or toasted for breakfast or a snack. I slice and freeze mine so that it is quick and easy to toast a slice when needed.
  • Garlic, Herb & Cheese Bread: Delicious warm from the oven or in lunch boxes the next day