There's nothing like a pot of homemade jam, bursting with summer-fruit flavours to slather onto hot buttered toast (we can't get enough of Kylee Newton's Strawberry & Pimm's Jam). But don't limit yourself to toast! From scones to sandwich cakes to Nadiya's Raspberry Jam Puddle Brownies, these delicious cakes, bakes and treats require a quality jam to really make them sing. They're also a great way to use up those pesky unfinished jam jars lurking in your fridge.
Inspired to make your own jam to put in these bakes? You can't go wrong with a copy of The Modern Preserver.
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The Modern Preserver: Chutneys, pickles, jams and more
130 creative recipes for all things preserved
Classic methods with a fresh contemporary twist
Inspiration for homemade gifts
This epic breakfast traybake is a riff on American pancakes – batter baked in a tin with the classic Amercian flavours of peanut butter and jam. Genius! Use any jam you like here, although Nadiya prefers berry jam for its deep colour and tang.
This delicious wreath is made from a sweet, enriched dough coated in fruity jam, but don't worry – it doesn't have to be Christmas to make this celebration bake.
Learn how to make this classic cake with Mary's foolproof recipe – the perfect way to show off good-quality strawberry or raspberry jam.
“This is a standard brownie with a crisp top, but with the addition of pools of raspberry jam dotted around to make for gooey chocolate gorgeousness with surprising bursts of tangy fruit”. We couldn't have said it better than baking queen, Nadiya.
This famous English tart is distinctive for its jam filling and almond taste. Give this twist on the classic a go using fresh or frozen raspberries as well as jam.
You can't enjoy a proper scone without some decent jam and clotted cream to go with it – make afternoon tea a bit more special with this scone recipe that uses courgette as the key ingredient…
A variation on classic amaretti, these honey and almond biscuits are a great way to use up any leftover apricot jam you have. Simple and impressive.
This simple traybake combines light sponge, sweet, sticky jam, and flecks of dessicated coconut for a nostalgic tea-time treat.