Kitchen Queen Contest Entry #5 - Mitzi's "Grandma Ermintrude's Jammy Rings"
I've always had a reputation for serving the most wonderful cakes and biscuits. Delia Smith got down on her knees and begged me for this recipe, but I refused to reveal it until she bunged me a few quid. I've guarded this recipe with my life for years, until now, so here it is. I've adapted it to suit my healthy lifestyle as the original recipe is an all butter shortbread with full calorie jam! Can you imagine that?
Grandma Ermintrude's Jammy Rings.
2 cups of porridge oats
2 cups of Kelloggs All-bran
1 cup of honey
1 cup of artificial sugar
Pinch of Lo salt
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract...never use vanilla flavouring, I'd rather you leave it out altogether then use that muck (I like to use a glug of whiskey)
For the filling
Low calorie strawberry jam
Preheat the oven to 160ºC. In a grinder, mill the porridge oats and All-bran into a fine flour, you can use a coffee grinder or if you have a spare couple of hours use a pestle and mortar. Place dry ingredients into a bowl add honey and vanilla extract and enough milk to form a dough.
Lightly flour a board and roll it out to 1/2 inch thickness. With a cutter cut out twelve rounds. Using a smaller cutter, cut peep holes in the centre of half of the biscuits. Smear bottoms generous with strawberry jam, sandwich the rounds together in pairs, with the peep holes uppermost.
Place in the oven, middle shelf for 15-20 minutes.
place on a wire rack to cool.