Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
A real old favourite from the UK, this biscuit was created in 1910 by the Peek Freans biscuit company. It is basically two chocolate biscuits sandwiched together with a chocolate flavoured cream filling and this recipe attempts to replicate the biscuit greenchronicle.com
- 4 ounces plain flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 ounce cocoa
- 2 ounces butter
- 2 ounces caster sugar or 2 ounces superfine sugar
- 1 tablespoon golden syrup
- granulated sugar, for coating the biscuits
- 1 ounce chocolate, melted
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons water
- 2 ounces icing sugar or 2 ounces confectioners' sugar, sifted
- 1⁄8 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Sift together flour, baking powder and cocoa.
- Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy and beat in syrup.
- Stir in half of the flour mixture.
- Turn dough on to working surface and knead in remaining flour mixture.
- Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness.
- Sprinkle top with granulated sugar and press in with rolling pin.
- Cut dough into neat fingers (approx. 1 x 2 1/2 inches).
- Lift on to greased baking sheet.
- Prick each biscuit 2 or 3 times with a fork.
- Bake at 325oF/160oC/gas mark 3 for 15-20 minutes.
- Beat all remaining ingredients for filling together.
- Sandwich biscuits together in pairs.