While browsing I have found a recipe for some lovely, chocolaty, chunky homemade bourbon biscuits! The moment, I saw this bourbon biscuits I decided to bake them. Everyone knows about bourbon biscuit for its chocolate cream filling It surely is a hit amongst kids. I took time out to try the recipe and make the bourbon biscuits. The biscuits came out very well.
1 cup all purpose flour (maida)
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp golden syrup OR honey
2-3 tbsps cold milk
Sugar for sprinkling
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup icing sugar
1 tsp cocoa pwd
few drops vanilla essence
1 Sieve together flour, baking soda, baking powder and cocoa. Keep aside.
2 In a bowl, cream together butter and white sugar until well blended. Add vanilla essence and golden syrup and combine.
3 Mix in the sieved ingredients with butter mixture and combine to form a soft dough. Add little milk to form the dough.
4 Place butter or plastic wrapping sheet on the work surface, sprinkle some flour and roll the dough into a large roti. Use a knife to cut into rectangle shape pieces. Use a toothpick to prick over the rolled out rectangle. Sprinkle white sugar on top of each rectangle.
5 Grease a baking tray and place each rectangle shaped dough on the tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees C for 14-15 mts or till the edges are toasted. Once baked, the cookie will feel soft on touch but once cool it will harden. Cool for 3 mts before proceeding with the filling.
6 Repeat the process with remaining dough.
Method for the filling:
Mix all the filling ingredients to a smooth paste. Sandwich the biscuits with this chocolate butter icing.
This recipe shall make around 14-16 bourbon biscuits all together. To enhance the flavor of the filling/icing of the biscuits, you may add 1 tsp coffee essence or 1/2 tsp instant coffee dissolved in 1 tsp water