Wednesday, March 10, 2010


I love baking cookbooks, I haven't counted how many I have but it's most of my cookbook library. I heard about the Grand Central Baking Book via a few other blogs I frequent. Somehow in my trips to Portland and Seattle I managed to not visit any GCB location so I really had no clue about them. But I ordered the cookbook and it came last Thursday and I started pawing through it immediately making my weekend baking plans. One of the first recipes I found was the Jammers recipe. Jammers are essentially biscuits filled with jam and then baked. Similar to the idea behind thumbprints (like yesterday's). They reminded me of a muffin I had at Macrina Bakery in Seattle. I toyed with the recipe a little, subbing some whole wheat flour for some of the white flour and added about 1/4 cup of ground flax seed. They were delicious, I used Bonne Maman raspberry preserves for the jam.I can't wait to make more things from the GCB cookbook, there are so many recipes packed into the book. The sandwich cookies look especially tempting and I bet they travel well too.


Anonymous said...

What a great resource!

Jessica said...

Those biscuits look so tasty. I love a biscuit with jam, and these are nice because the jam is already there. I'll have to check out that book.