Mayhaw Jam Flowers

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The mayhaw is the tart red fruit from a type of edible hawthorne. Uses for the fruit include jams, jellies, desserts and even wine. For more information about the mayhaw visit the Louisiana Mayhaw Association Mayhaw.org web site.
Recipe By: Billy Joe Lyles
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  • ServesMakes about 4 dozen 1 1/2 flowers.

Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 eggs well beaten
    • 1 tablespoon milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 1/4 cups flour
    • 1 pint mayhaw jam

Instructions

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, milk, vanilla, and dry ingredients. You want a stiff dough, but I find sometimes it takes slightly less than this amount of flour, sometimes slightly more. Roll 1/2 dough thin, cut flower bottom and place on greased baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes. Roll 1/2 dough thin, cut top of flower by cutting the same shape and then cut a hole in the center and place on greased baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for about eight minutes. Cool completely.

To assemble, spread warm jam over whole flower almost to edges; top with cutout flower. Press together to make sandwiches. Fill center with jam. Store between layers of waxed paper in airtight container.
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