Recipe by B8KE
Ever tasted a light brittle biscuit sandwiched with either white chocolate or milk chocolate? Yes, these biscuits are known as the Langue De Chat that was possibly date to the 17th Century where at that period was the time where refined white sugar and piping bags were popular with the wealthy classes of Northern Europe. In Europe, they are sometimes known as "cat's tongue" as it is usually baked long and flat with rounded ends. These biscuits are crisp and brittle as the key ingredients includes cornflour and mainly of egg whites rather than whole egg. Because of the dry nature and ingredients used, these biscuits can be kept for quite a long time and are usually served with certain liqueurs and sparkling wines. This recipe here follows closely to the famous Pepperidge Farm's Milano Cookies. It is easy and tastes as good. Enjoy! For more simple desserts recipes especially for amateur bakers, visit: http://b8ke.blogspot.com
- 125 g butter
- 100 g caster white sugar
- 2 egg whites (from 2 large eggs)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 100 g flour
- 25 g cornflour
- 1 cup confectioner's coating
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 150°C.
- Cream butter + sugar till fluffy. Sugar should melt into the butter.
- Gradually add egg whites bit by bit while blending. Mix in vanilla extract.
- Sift in flour + cornflour. Fold well. Mixture should turn into a paste-like texture.
- Place mixture into piping bag. (You may use a plastic/ziploc bag, put it into a tall glass as shown & pour in the mixture. This is my best mess-free method.).
- Pipe 2" strips onto tray that is lined with baking sheet.
- Bake for 150°C for 20mins or until the edges turn slightly brownish.
- Melt some coating chocolates under the double-boiler. Spread on the biscuit and sandwich another biscuit together. Serve! Recipe can make approximately 12-15 sandwiched biscuits.