Jaffa Cakes

Jaffa Cakes

It’s interesting how different regions favor varying flavor combinations. While peanut butter and jelly is a staple in the States, friends of ours in the UK think this is a strange lunchtime favorite. However, I felt the same way when I came across their meat flavored potato chips and chocolate orange biscuits. While I’m still not a huge fan of shrimp flavored chips, I fell in love with Jaffa cakes.

Jaffa Cakes

Tracking down Jaffa cakes can be difficult in the States so I pulled out Mary Berry’s recipe and tried making them at home. The recipe was a bit daunting, as I had never made orange jellies to adorn cookies before! To get my bearings, I read the recipe twice, took a deep breath and began baking.

Jaffa Cakes

Surprisingly, I only had one hiccup! Traditional Jaffa cakes have orange jellies that are slightly smaller than the biscuit. Since I didn’t want to run out to the store to buy a small circle cookie cutter, I used a mini muffin tin for both the biscuits and jellies – making them the same size. At the end of the day this isn’t a deal breaker, but I’m sure Paul and Mary would have a few comments if I were to present these on the Great British Bakeoff!


2 thoughts on “Jaffa Cakes

  1. charandtheweb says:

    I have to be honest, I really needed to learn to like Jaffa cakes. They aren’t really a thing where I’m from and I tried them for the first time when I moved to the UK, but now I love em. They’ve got something fresh to them, and chocolate-orange has become one of my favorite flavor combinations since. Will definitely try these out at some point.

    Would you be interested in sharing recipes with our community of passionate foodies? We’re always on the lookout for fun, new and delicious recipes like this one. You can find us right over here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OnlyGoodEats

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