a recipe for lemon sherbert jammie dodgers.

lemon sherbert jammie dodger lemon sherbert jammie dodger

I wasn’t sure if I was going to do Bake Off Bake Along this year. Mainly because I wasn’t sure if I was going to even watch Bake Off this year, but I’m glad I have decided to. I’ve really enjoyed the last two episodes. I realised that I didn’t really watch Bake Off for either Mel or Sue or even the judges. Really I think it’s the contestants that make the show. Which is probably a good thing, as I’m not a huge fan of either Noel or Sandi.

And I wasn’t going to get involved in Bake Along because I wasn’t sure I had the time. Then I realised that there wasn’t anything forcing me to take part every single week. And I didn’t want to last week because none of the bakes took my fancy. I know my limitations when it comes to baking (at the end of the day, I’m pretty shite at it) and an imitation cake is well beyond my limitations. And I really don’t like fruit cakes.

Also, I’ve been after an excuse to make these jammie dodgers for ages, so when they did sandwich biscuits I figured this was my chance.

lemon sherbert jammie dodger lemon sherbert jammie dodger

Anyway, there’s been a big debate in my house this week over whether you can call something a jammie dodger if it’s not raspberry flavoured. I vote yes. Only because I’m pretty sure that at one point you could get differently flavoured jammie dodgers? And then secondly, they aren’t made with jam at all, rather with curd. But I don’t think that a “curdy dodger” has quite the same ring to it. And if I’m really honest, I don’t think I know what the difference between a jam and a curd is.

*Edit, I later googled and found out that you could indeed once buy jammie dodgers in different flavours. They included a Vimto flavour, which begs the question, why on earth is this not still available? 

It took me bloody forever to find a Sherbert Dib Dab to sprinkle on top. They’re the kind of sweet you can only find in corner shops that sell every single kind of sweet there ever was – and unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be many of those in my part of London. If you fancy making these and decide not to bother with the sherbert, then I’d advise against that, as it really did add something to the biscuits. lemon sherbert jammie dodgers recipe

Let me know if you give this recipe a try!


  1. September 14, 2017 / 2:13 am

    I keep reading about Bake Off on my social media and thinking I need to watch it! Thanks for the recipe, and I don’t think I’ve had it before or even heard of it. Very interested in trying the recipe out

    nat // dignifiable

  2. September 14, 2017 / 2:14 pm

    These look and sound absolutely delicious! I love any pastries with lemon in them so I think these will be right up my street xx

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  3. September 14, 2017 / 10:20 pm

    What an interesting combo idea and I agree it’s the biscuit style/type that makes them Jamie dodgers not the raspberry jam!

  4. September 18, 2017 / 9:19 am

    These look like sheer perfection in my opinion! Lemon is one of my favourite flavours in a biscuit! x

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