Chocolate Bourbon Biscuits

There's something quite lovely about baking something that is almost always shop bought. It's great to have something homemade, a little bit lopsided and not quite as perfect as mass made factory goods. I won't pretend for a second that this is my own completely original recipe, in fact I'd like to thank all the lovely people I've seen circling these reciepes around on various blogs and websites for inspiring this bake! 

Ingredients For The Biscuits 
225g Plain White Flour
125g Unsalted Butter
75g Cocoa Powder
125g Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
2tbsp Golden Syrup
1tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
3tbsp Milk

Ingredients For The Filling
3tbsp Custard Powder
100g Icing Sugar
25g Cocoa Powder
75g Unsalted Butter
2tsp Milk

1. From the biscuit ingredients list, mix together the flour, butter, cocoa powder, sugar, golden syrup and bicarbonate of soda.

2. Gradually add the milk until the mixture forms a dough.

3. Wrap the dough in cling film and pop it in the fridge to chill for 10 minutes.

4. Unwrap the dough and roll out to a thickness of about 1cm.

5. Cut out your classic rectangular bourbon shapes and use a skewer to indent the traditional dots on each one. Mine are quite large compared to the ones you buy in shops these days but you can cut them whatever size you like.

6. Place each shape onto a lined baking tray and chill again for a further 30 minutes.

7. During the chilling time preheat your oven to 180°C, 160°C fan, gas mark 4.

8. Bake the biscuits for 20-25 minutes, then leave on wire racks to cool completely. 

9. To make the filling, blend together the icing sugar, butter, custard powder and cocoa powder from the filling ingredients list.

10. Put a generous amount of filling onto one biscuit and sandwich another on top, repeat until you run out of biscuits!

Keep the biscuits in an air tight container, I would say consume within about 5 days but they certainly didn't last that long in my house! I hope you enjoy making (and eating) them.


    1. These look delicious! Sure they taste better than shop bought!
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      1. Thank you very much lovely :) Your blog is beautiful by the way! x