5 genius ways to use jam (apart from spreading it on toast)

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5 genius ways to use jam (apart from spreading it on toast)

Almost every household fridge has a jar of jam in the fridge, but there are so many more delicious ways to use it besides spreading it on toast. Hannah Lewry shares five ways to use it in baking.

Jam and coconut lamingtons
Slice 1 Woolworths Maderia cake into 5 x 5 cm squares and spread with strawberry jam on both sides. Roll in toasted desiccated coconut before serving.

Jammy puff pastry twists
Thaw 2 sheets Woolworths all butter puff pastry, then thinly spread each sheet with apricot jam. Cut each sheet of pastry into strips about 3 cm wide. Twist each strip to make a “straw” and arrange on baking tray, brush with milk and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake at 200°C for 10–15 minutes. Serve with a cheeseboard or melted chocolate for dipping.

Gorgonzola and jam toast with thyme
Spread blackberry jam over sliced ciabatta or baguette, then top with torn Gorgonzola, goat’s cheese or mature Cheddar. Top each slice with a few fresh thyme leaves and grill until the cheese has melted. Serve hot as canapés.

Hot jam-swirled rice pudding
The next time you make your favourite rice pudding, swirl a spoonful of your favourite jam into your pudding – strawberry jam works really well. Try adding melted white chocolate with the jam, too.

Apricot jam-and-apple tart
Brush 3 sheets phyllo pastry with melted butter, then sandwich together and place on a 35 cm x 25 cm baking tray. Spread a layer of apricot jam onto the top sheet of pastry, then top with peeled, cored and thinly sliced apples. In a small saucepan, melt 1/2 cup apricot jam and brush over the apples. Bake at 180°C for 20 minutes, glazing with the jam halfway through the cooking time. Serve with cream or ice cream.

Hannah Lewry Article by: Hannah Lewry

Woolworths TASTE’s Food Editor is passionate about conjuring up fresh ideas for fast and easy dishes that taste as great as they look. Turn to her expertise for everything from time-saving mid-week food to lazy weekend meals. You’ll have a lot of fun in the kitchen while you’re about it.

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