When a Pac-Man cookie cutter meets a classic biscuit recipe only good things can happen, trust me. After successfully transforming the humble custard cream last year into a geeky tea time treat, I thought it was about time that the jammy dodger got the 16-bit treatment too. Novelty cutters aside, this is the best jammy dodger recipe I’ve found and comes courtesy of Justin Gellatly and his wonderful baking book Bread, Cake, Doughnut, Pudding, so, even if Pac-Man isn’t your thing, I can guarantee that this recipe will be.
How do you improve on a custard cream? You make them Pac-Man shaped, that’s how! I couldn’t be more thrilled with these little guys, a collision of two cult classics that happened completely by accident – I had a recipe to try minus the proper cutter, and a pack of novelty cutters minus a suitable recipe. So I improvised, and it turns out, the two were perfect for each other. Glamour magazine thought so too over on Instagram!