Thursday, 26 June 2014

Chocolate bourbon biscuits

We do not generally buy cream biscuits at home but when my nieces had come over, I had got them some chocolate bourbons and like any little kid, they enjoyed the chocolate fantasy! That's when I decided to try them out myself and here I come with an almost replica of the famous bourbon biscuits :) I adapted the recipe from


For the biscuit:
  • Unsalted Butter - 55 grams
  • Powdered brown sugar - 55 grams (you could use white sugar too)
  • Plain flour (Maida) - 100 grams
  • Cocoa powder - 1 heaped tablespoon
  • Baking soda - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Honey - 3 teaspoons

For the cream filling:
  • Icing sugar - 75 grams
  • Cocoa powder - 2 teaspoons
  • Unsalted Butter - 35 grams
  • Vanilla extract - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Boiling water - 1.5 teaspoon

To make the biscuits:
  1. Soften the butter and beat the sugar along with it, until the mixture is soft and creamy
  2. Sift the dry ingredients together - flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt
  3. Add the dry ingredients and honey into the butter-sugar cream and mix well
  4. Form a dough by bringing the mixture together with your hands
  5. Place the dough on a cling film and cover it with another cling film. Roll the dough to about 3mm thickness and place it in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes
  6. Pre heat the oven to 180C
  7. Take the rolled dough out of the refrigerator and cut them into small rectangles (cut them a little smaller than you wish them to be, as they would expand on baking)
  8. Place them on a baking tray and poke small holes like in bourbon biscuits
  9. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 10 minutes
  10. Allow them to cool completely and in the meanwhile, start preparing the cream filling

To make the cream filling:
  1. Sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder together
  2. Add in the butter, vanilla extract and boiling water and beat very well till the mixture is soft and creamy

To assemble:
  1. Take a spoonful of the butter cream and spread it on the bottom side of one biscuit and sandwich it with another biscuit
  2. Repeat the steps for other biscuits too
  3. Sprinkle little sugar on top of each biscuit

There you go!! Yummy homemade chocolate bourbons are ready :)

**The original recipe uses golden syrup and I have replaced it with honey as I had it readily available
**If you do not want a cream biscuit, you can very well omit the cream part and just enjoy them as chocolate cookies! 

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