Bourbons are Michael’s most favourite biscuits in the whole world but since we decided not to routinely buy shop bought chocolates, crisps and biscuits a couple of years ago ago and to bake as much as we can, I’m sad to say that bourbon biscuits have been one of the casualties of the decision. Until today that is!
Because I have found a recipe for some lovely, chocolatey, chunky home made bourbon biscuits! I’m sure they’ll be met with a Homer Simpson-esque “Whoo-Hoo!” this evening when Mike returns from work (because, much as you might think otherwise, he’s not filled with that much joy when he sees us!).
So here is the recipe:
1lb plain flour
2oz cocoa powder
2 level tsp baking powder
8oz butter (softened)
4tbsp golden syrup
4oz melted plain chocolate
8oz icing sugar
a few drops vanilla extract
a little water
Set oven to Gas Mark 3/ 160°C/ 325°F
Sift cocoa, flour and baking powder. In a separate bowl cream together butter and sugar. When nice and fluffy add the syrup. Add the mixture to the flour, cocoa and baking powder mixture then knead together. It may take a while to become doughy but keep at it and it will come together.
Grease some greaseproof paper and line a baking tray with it. Roll out the dough to a thickness of about ¼ inch. I find it easier to place dough in the middle of the tray, then use a smooth glass to roll it across until it spreads evenly and smoothly across the tray. You may want to sprinkle a very small amount of flour onto the dough to stop it sticking.
Cut the dough into fingers, then prick with a fork a couple of times. Bake for approximately 15 minutes. Remove from oven and go over the cuts. Leave in tray until almost cool, then transfer onto wire rack.
Mix together the ingredients for the filling, then use to sandwich biscuits together.
Hide biscuits from children.
Hide yourself from children.
Hide yourself with the biscuits.