This is an old recipe from my notebook and my whole family loves those biscuits. Crumbly and buttery with sweet and sticky rose marmalade (you can use jam instead but it must be very thick). There is no need to chill the dough before cutting out biscuits and they always hold their shape well!
Ingredients (makes 30-40 biscuits):
For the biscuits:
- 200g cold, unsalted butter
- pinch of salt
- 100g caster sugar
- 500g plain flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 egg yolks
- 2tbsp soured cream or creme fraiche
- 1tsp vanilla paste or vanilla pod
- 350g rose marmalade
In a large bowl mix sugar, butter and egg yolks. Add salt, flour, vanilla, baking powder and soured cream and mix until combined. Knead the dough quickly to bring it together.
Roll out on a floured surface and cut out biscuits, you will need two cutters, one slightly smaller than other.
Cut out hearts with the bigger cutter, then cut out the middle of half of the biscuits with the smaller cutter.
Place the hearts without the middle on top of the full hearts, then spoon the marmalade onto the middle of each biscuit.
Place on a lined baking sheet, biscuits can be quite close to each other, as they don't rise a lot in the oven, but they should not be touching.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180C for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown, then take out the oven and leave on a cooling rack.
You will need to bake few batches as there are too many biscuits to fit on the tray at once.