5 August 2011

Fat Friday

There's been far too much of my face around here lately.

And do you know what's a million times better than my face?

 


Biscuits.

Lots of them. Dunked, licked, chomped or nibbled at, you really can't beat a humble hobnob or two, no matter how you eat them.

To satisfy this very British biscuit craving I managed to dig out one of the dog-eared, butter-stained St Michael recipe books on our kitchen shelf, flicked straight to the back and found a simple recipe for bourbon biscuits.

 
These fork-pricked, chocolate oblongs are filled with a decadent chocolate cream and eaten at tea-time. Which, if you live in Britain, is just about any time of day [or night].


Someone stick the kettle on?


INGREDIENTS


Preheat the oven to 170 C // 325 F // GM 3


Sieve the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder into a bowl.




In a seperate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar




Beat in the golden syrup into the butter until smooth.


Stir the dry ingredients into the creamed butter gradually, kneading slightly until a dough is formed.




Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. If it appears too dry or cracks easily add a teaspoon or two of water, re-knead and roll out again.


Trim the edges to make a rectangular sheet of dough [the scraps can be re-rolled after!] and cut into bourbon-shaped pieces [about 2cm by 6cm].




Prick each slice with a fork [purely to make it look more....bourbon-y] and place on a greaseproof-lined baking tray.


Bake for 15-20 minutes until crisp and allow to cool.


Meanwhile it's time to make that oh so decadent filling...


INGREDIENTS


Break the chocolate up into a heatproof bowl, add the water and place over a pan of just-boiled water. Allow to melt gently, stirring together occasionally and taking care not to let the bowl touch the water underneath.


Remove from the heat and beat in the icing sugar until thick and glossy. Leave it to rest and thicken for a good 20 minutes before spreading onto half of the biscuits.



Now just squidge each half together and NOM.




xxx

32 comments:

Rachel said...

Wow, this is pretty much my idea of heaven, I adored bourbons as a child! x

Lucy said...

I love Fat Fridays! These look delicious, I might have to have a go at making them myself.

Lucy x

ella belle said...

I need these please. They are on my 'to bake' list now xx

Kelly said...

I can't wait to bake these! Thanks girly!

Katy said...

Oh my god these look gorgeous, I love bourbons! xx
Sirens and Bells

Hannah said...

Your posts make me smile every time...and they make me hungry! Really enjoy your blog!
xxxxx

Temporary:Secretary said...

Someone needs to give you a cookery show right now!!! You do the best recipes x

daisychain said...

Ok, so I have been craving bourbons all damn week and then you go and post this! I'm heading to Tesco later for a pack (and the ingredients for when I am less lazy/not in such dire need of a fix)

Vixen-23 said...

Definitely going to have to try this very soon! They look so yummy x

Roz said...

Home made Bourbons??? How heavenly - perfect for a weekend indulgence.

Ria said...

Yummm!!
I will try these ones but with vanilla ice cream filling.
You and your fat Fridays should have your own book!

.x.Sarah.x. said...

These look sooo good!

I love bourbons - these homemade ones look even better!

xx

Amey Jane said...

Wow, my mouth is watering just by reading...

Hayley said...

These look delicious Danni! I must get some icing sugar so I can make them :) x

bex said...

HOW are you so slim!?
oh how i envy you and your fat fridays. :P
however, i do love reading them!
won't be trying this one though, so i'm not a chocolate fan :P

Sophie (Little Mittens.) said...

oh my god I HAVE to make these!! xx

My Passport to Style said...

Hi I'm new here what a wonderful tutorial, you have inspired me to try making my own custard creams!

Have a lovely one

Sharon xx

Joy said...

Wow, they look so yummy!! I love bourbons :) xx

The Cookie Button said...

Wow, these look amazing!

Rachael said...

Lordy, they look good!!

halfmilk said...

so delicious!

ellio100 said...

oh man, these look far too good to resist! I love the pictures you take with your recipes, they're always so clear and helpful x

the nyanzi report said...

you had me at the first shot...

E is for Eleanor said...

oh my god, these look amazing! Must try these :) x

Miss Raj said...

Your fat fridays are such a treat - though I don't think my hips would agree. They're so indulgent though, such a great end to the week. I'm normally too tired to bake on a Friday though, so I save if for a lazy Sunday afternoon.. xx

Cara said...

Bourbon biscuits are my favourite. These look amazing! :) x

Sophie said...

You make me want to beocme a domestic goddess.
Sophie
x

Roza said...

oh god, i think this may be my favourite fat friday!
feel free to bake me a bath and send them my way!
xxx
www. alittlebitofroza.blogspot.com

head over heels said...

this is going to sound really stupid but i never realised you could make bourbons - even though they have to be made to buy them! anyway these look great :) x

Eloise said...

I have apple pie for desert tonight but these look far far tastier! This and a cup of tea would actually make my weekend

xx

Llara is the Little Scribbler said...

Mmm - they look delicious! Your recipes are so pretty :)

Mat said...

bet they taste ace