Sunday, 11 March 2012

Biscuit Selection Pack 1

    Cookie fest!!!! I made these beauties to give to my Dad and tried to use flavour ingredients that I knew he liked. So here we have, from left to right, Dark Fruit n Nut Chocolate biscuits, Toblerone Biscuits (Based on a Dan Lepard Recipe), and Chocolate fudge Biscotti (Based on this AllRecipes recipe). All of these worked quite well, apart from the fudge bit, which to be honest I would have been better off making a plain Biscotti and nibbling on a finger of Fudge inbetween bites lol. I chopped up Fudge fingers for these but sadly they bubbled and baked apart during their time in the oven, and disappeared. No fudgyness :( But in the end, they were very edible, very tasty, and looked nice :) Feel free to leave them naked, or clothe them in a drizzling of white chocolate as shown.

Dark Fruit & Nut chocolate biscuits.

  • 125g Unsalted butter (Room Temp)
  • 90g Light brown sugar
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 Large free range egg
  • 90g Self raising flour
  • 50g Wholemeal flour
  • 30g Cocoa powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Baking Powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 50g Dark Chocolate
  • 100g Cadbury's Fruit n Nut 
  • 3 TBSP Milk

  • Prep 2 baking trays with baking paper or cake release spray
  • Add the butter, sugar and vanilla to a large bowl and mix well (I used my Kenwood)
  • Beat the egg, then add and continue mixing.
  • Sieve the flours, cocoa, baking powder and salt and then slowly add to the bowl whilst mixing.
  • Add the milk and mix.
  • Chop up the chocolates into fine chunks and add to the mixture. I mixed these in by hand as they get a bit mashed by the paddle in the Kenwood.
  • Chill in the fridge of freezer for a while until the dough is slightly hardened
  • Preheat the oven to 190c.
  • Take large teaspoons full of the mix and shape into rough balls and place on the baking tray leaving room for them to spread when they bake.
  • Press the top of each one down slightly with the back of the teaspoon.
  • Bake for about 15mins or until the edges are slightly browning.
  • After 5 minutes hardening on the tray, transfer to a cooling rack.
  • Eat!

Toblerone Biscuits:


  • 50g unsalted butter (Room Temp)
  • 175g Golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 Free range egg
  • 100ml Sunflower oil
  • 150g plain flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 100g rolled oats
  • 30g chopped almonds
  • 200g Toblerone (Variety of your choosing)


  • Add the butter, sugar, vanilla to a mixing bowl and mix well until light and smooth.
  • Add the egg and continue mixing.
  • Add the oil and continue mixing.
  • Add the oats and almonds and continue mixing.
  • Sieve the flour and baking powder and add the the mixture. Mix in well
  • Chop up the the toblerone into small chunks (I blitzed mine in the processor and it was a bit too fine)
  • Add the Toblerone bits and mix in.
  • Cool the dough in the fridge of freezer so it hardens slightly
  • Preheat the oven to 170c
  • Teaspoon out lumps of the and make them roughly ball shaped.
  • Place on a prep'd baking tray, leaving room to spread, and press down slightly with the back of the teaspoon.
  • Bake for about 15 mins, or until the edges start to brown slightly.
  • Cool on the tray for a while until they harden slightly then transfer to a cooling rack.
  • Eat!

Chocolate Fudgey Biscotti.


  • 75g Unsalted Butter (Room temp)
  • 135g Golden caster sugar
  • 2 Free range eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 100g Dark chocolate
  • 1 pack (85g) Dr Oetker Fudge chunks, or similar. (Cadbury's fudge didn't work!)
  • 220g Plain flour
  • 30g Cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 TBSP Water
  • 1 Free range egg (For an egg wash)

  • Preheat the oven to 190c
  • Add the butter, sugar and vanilla to a mixing bowl and mix together until light and smooth.
  • Add the 2 eggs one at a time and mix well.
  • Sieve the flour, baking powder and cocoa and add slowly whilst mixing. Mix together well.
  • Chop up the chocolate into fine chunks.
  • Add the chocolate and fudge chunks to the mixture and stir in well.
Chopped up Fudge Fingers look nice, but don't work!
  • Prep a large baking tray or 2 smaller trays with baking paper. (I just used cake release spray, and afterwards remembered that I wanted to lift them from the tray to cut. Ooops)
  • Divide the dough equally into 2 and form 2 'loaves' on the baking tray about 9" x 3" x 1"


  • Beat the egg and brush all over the tops of the loaves (Look lovely don't they! lol)
  • Bake for about 20 mins.
  • Remove from the trays onto a cooling rack and allow to cool for no more than 10 mins or they get a bit crumbly. I left mine about 7 mins and a few of them were getting crumbly.

You can see where the fudge has just melted and bubbled out to nothing. 

  • Using a sharp knife, cut into slices about 2 - 2.5cm thick.

  • Return them to the baking tray and cook for 7-10mins (Don't burn them)
  • Turn each one over and cook for another 7-10mins.
  • Take them out and transfer to a cooling rack to cool.
  • Eat! 

WobbleWobbleWobble!!!! Masterchef Synaesthesia by @swedemason

Of course, if I ate too many of these I would become........tada! Half Man Half Biscuit - Trumpton Riots.

Mr Cookie Monster shows how to eat cookies properly. 

And for no link whatsoever to biscuits - A triple play of the Manics! Manic Street Preachers - Stay Beautiful. (From 21yrs ago!!! aaaaargh!)

Suicide is Painless (Theme from M.A.S.H.)

Motorcycle Emptyness.

Did I say triple-play? lol Design For Life

If You Tolerate This Then Your Children Will Be Next

Awh, they won't let me have Little Baby Nothing :(

So, I'll finish with, um...... Some Kind Of Bliss  with little Kylie :)

Happy Biscuiting!


  1. I want some toblerone biscuits!! Also gotta love the master chef tune, you've got all my favourite tunes recently!

    Nom! X

    1. Blimey you got in quick! I'm still working on the videos lol

      Toblerone ones were nice. I kind of remember adding something else now, I think it was 30g of ground almond. *Amends recipe...* :)