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Are you a fan of jam?

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Look how cute this dessert is!

 Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. I found a fun treat to make to celebrate the special day, here is my honest review.

The recipe I will be telling you about is an empire biscuit sandwich with jam in the middle, topped with frosting!  A good thing about this recipe is that most ingredients are staples in your house. Since you most likely already have all of these ingredients this recipe is pretty inexpensive. 

The recipe calls for cake flour which I did have to buy, I bought it at Walmart for $3.24. The baking of the biscuits was pretty straightforward. The biscuit is similar to a simple sugar cookie!

It is helpful to refrigerate the dough for at least 30 minutes before cutting out the hearts. This will ensure the dough is easy to work with. 

Baking the biscuits for seven minutes will make them perfect! Make sure the biscuits are at room temperature before spreading the jam on them. 

This dessert calls for jam to be put in between the biscuits. You could make homemade jam, but I thought it would be more time and cost-effective to purchase it. 

If you are buying the jam make sure you are purchasing jam and not preserves. I accidentally bought preserves which were too chunky to spread onto the biscuit. 

The trickiest part of this recipe is getting the right amount of jam between the biscuits. The final step is to decorate them. 

The frosting recipe is straightforward, it has just three ingredients and is simple to make. I decided to add one drop of red food coloring to the frosting to make it light pink.

The final touch is to add some cute Valentine’s sprinkles.  The taste of this dessert was on the plain side. It would be perfect if you do not like anything too sweet. 

Link to recipe

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About the Contributor
Camryn Regier, Journalist
Camryn is a sophomore at McPherson High School. This is her first year in journalism. In her free time, she enjoys working out and hanging out with her friends and family.