Did you know conserves such a jam for example are actually very versatile? Not only can you use them on your toast in the mornings, but you can use them in your baking. Ciao Gusto Santa Rosa have a great range of fruit conserves in a variety of flavours.
I was challenged to create and share with you a recipe that includes the Santa Rosa conserve products. I chose the Strawberry and Apricot jams. Also availble are the Santa Rosa cherry and peach conserve. These come in 350g glass jars.
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We Created Two Recipes
For this post we actually created two recipes to best showcase what you can do with the different conserves.
Welsh Cake Jam Sandwich
Our first recipe is a take on the traditional welsh cake. As we didn’t have a bake stone to hand to baked these in the oven, this does give a biscuit like texture to the outside but a crumbly texture to the inside. We then sandwiched them together with the Santa Rosa Strawberry Conserve inside.
Welsh Cake Jam Sandwich
- 110 grams salted butter
- 225 grams self raising flour
- 85 grams caster sugar
- handful sultanas
- 1 egg
- milk if needed
- Ciao Gusto Strawberry Conserve
- Rub the butter into the flour to make breadcrumbs
- Add the sugar and sultanas then stir in the egg and mix (adding milk if needed)
- Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface until it is 5mm thick. Cut into rounds
- Place on a baking sheet and cook for 15 mins (180 fan oven)
- Remove from the oven and let cool
- Apply jam to one side and sandwich with another and enjoy!
Our Second recipe is the classic Butterfly Cupcake. My children always love making these, especially my daughter who was very keen to get in on the baking action!
- 115 grams butter or margarine softened
- 115 grams caster sugar
- 115 grams self raising flour
- 2 eggs
For the top
- 56 grams butter softened
- 115 grams icing sugar
- Ciao Gusto Santa Rosa Strawberry Conserve
- Ciao Gusto Santa Rosa Apricot Conserve
- Preheat oven to 190c (fan)
- Cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy
- Beat the eggs and add togethr with the flour, gently fold in to prevent curdling
- transfer into parp cake cases and bake
- Once cool cut the tops off the cakes and fill with buttercream
- Cut the tops in half and apply to buttercream
- decorate with the jam to create the butterfly head and body
- mix the butter and icing sugar together until smooth
There are a variety of ways in which you can incorporate the jams into this recipe. We decided to use the beautiful colours to create the body and head of the butterflies. You could however, use a cake plunger to remove the centre of the cake and then fill with jam.
Have you been inspired to get baking? I’d love to hear your favourite recipes, please comment below.
This is a collaborated post with Ciao Gusto. All thoughts and opinions are my own.