Sunday 3 February 2013

DIY Valentines: Shrewsbury Drops

Hi all! As promised in this post, I have got creative and come up with my own DIY gift for Valentines Day.  These shrewsbury drops with heart-shaped jam filling are super yummy, with a subtle lemon flavour.  Try them out!

Shrewsbury Drops

125g butter
125g sugar
1 egg
1 Tbsp grated lemon rind
180g flour
60g custard powder
1 tsp baking powder
raspberry jam

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add egg and lemon rind and beat again.  Add sifted dry ingredients and mix well.  Make mixture into small balls and place on a baking tray.  Flatten biscuits slightly.

Using your finger, make a heart shaped indent (shown below).  

Spoon jam into indent and spread with fingers.

Bake at 170 degrees Celcius from 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Make into cute parcels for valentines gifts, or serve in a bowl with a red ribbon like I have.

Hope you enjoy these!



  1. Ooh wow, those look delicious. I don't think I'm going to be able to wait for Valentine's day to make them. Yum!

    Gemma xx

  2. Looks yummy. I love the way you make the little hearts on top.

  3. mmm these look yummy!
    Like a homemade jammy dodger but even better with a hint of lemon

  4. Those look great! I'll have to try it.

  5. YUM! These look so yummy. I love anything shortbread and these sound similar. Great way of making the heart imprint for the jam! Now, I just need to figure out the recipe in cups. Thanks for sharing with SYC. Happy to be following you!

  6. What a clever way to make a heart! I am pinning these to make next week!


  7. They look so cute, perfect for Valentine's day!

  8. These look delicious and so adorable! Love the hearts. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. So thrilled to have you share with us. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

  9. Stopping by from Sweet Boutique's linky. These look SO yummy. Definitely pinning! Thanks! :)

  10. These look so cute & delish! I'm a new follow from the GFC blog hop! Happy to follow along :)

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