Monday, February 13, 2012

Coffee And Baileys Biscuits - Happy Valentine's Day

















This is one delicious and aromatic sandwich biscuits that I knew I can never take off from my to-do list :p   As many of you know I love anything that comes in heart shapes :)  Tomorrow will be Valentine's Day and I thought these sandwiched biscuits would be a great Valentine's treat for Wild Boar.  He loves anything coffee and crunchy biscuits are his favourite tea snack treat. So , I baked these earlier for him, for I will be working on Valentine's Day :) and might not be able to make these delectable biscuits in time for him.  Best time to bake these would be on a Sunday.   



















And yesterday night after our dinner, I started making them and I was in heaven for a few hours , the whole house was filled with the wonderful aroma of coffee while it was baking in the oven...mmmm so do you think I can wait until Valentine's Day to give Wild Boar his Valentine's treat.  LOL! of course not, I took a few myself after the photography session.  I sandwiched some of the heart shape biscuits with Bailey's icing. And both of us had an early Valentine's treat. 

The rest of the biscuits, I stored them in air tight container and gave the container to Wild Boar. I told him , he can only eat the rest on Valentine's Day. He can sandwich them with Nutella or Peanut Butter or with the Bailey's buttercream that I have prepared for him.  He can pick his choice of filling for the biscuits...nutella, peanut butter or even ice cream would do ...so versatile and I am sure this crunchy and coffee flavor biscuits would be able to last him a week and reminded him that two hearts are to be beat as one...not only on Valentine's Day but every day of our lives :p











I took the recipe from Spoons 'n' Spades and did a bit of modification to the recipe. I used Baileys Cream  Icing instead of Chocolate Icing. The biscuits has a crunchy texture and has a nice coffee fragrant . It goes well with the Baileys Icing that I have prepared.  I hope Wild Boar doesn't finish it all in one day ! LOL!  For my other two sweethearts..Piggy Jo and Piggy Josh....they have to virtually feast on them here :p  Wicked Momsie is at it again !  Sorry Piggies...will make some for you when you both are back so for the time being thank this wicked Momsie for the virtual feast...at least better than nothing !

















love the crunch and you can eat them straight without
the icing too :) love it plain too

















the original recipe calls for chocolate icing but
I switched it to baileys icing....

















sweethearts Piggy Jo and Piggy Josh...these are for you :0
I ate them on your behalf...you all just drool for the time being :p


















love the lips smacking icing...slurp slurp

















you can also sandwich this crunchy coffee biscuits 
with nutella and peanut butter beside the chocolate icing :)
but I love them with Baileys Icing and vanilla ice cream:))))

















Vanilla Ice cream would be perfect for this coffee biscuits
Oink oink......any takers ???


















COFFEE AND BAILEYS BISCUITS  - adapted from Spoons 'n' Spades 
Makes 30-35
* for the filling ,I used Bailey's Icing instead of chocolate icing

For the biscuits
175 g self - raising flour
75g caster sugar
60g butter
2 teaspoons of instant espresso coffee powder
1 egg, beaten

For the icing
50g butter, softened
100g icing sugar, sieved
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, sieved

For the topping  * I omitted this
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
2 teaspoons of instant espresso coffee powder

Place the flour, espresso powder, sugar and butter into the bowl of a food processor and blitz until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.  If you don't have a food processor, you can rub the butter and flour together with your fingertips, then stir in the sugar and coffee powder afterwards.

Add the egg a little at a time, mixing until you have a soft dough.  You may not need all of the egg.

Dust a work surface with icing sugar and roll out the dough to around 5mm thick.  Using a small cutter, stamp out as many shapes as you can, re-rolling the scraps to make more.  Place them, slightly apart, on lined baking trays and bake in a preheated 180c oven for 8-12 minutes, or until lightly golden and cooked through.  Allow to cool on the trays for a minute, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the icing, beat together the butter, icing sugar and cocoa powder until you have a smooth mix.  Layer onto one biscuit, then sandwich with another.  Repeat with the remaining biscuits.

To finish, mix the cocoa powder and coffee powder together and sprinkle over the biscuits.


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Here is me wishing my family, friends and readers 
and all food bloggers

Happy Valentine's Day
and
have a wonderful time with your loved ones !





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11 comments:

  1. How romantic, Momsie. I'm sure your WB will be in Cloud 9! Happy Valentine's Day to you and your loved ones too.

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  2. wishing you a great valentine's day! sure mr boar can wait till tomorrow to eat the cookies?

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  3. Cheah...hahaha not romantic..I have always heart shaped stuff :) I must ask him whether he is in cloud 9 :p Thanks and same to you too . Have a sweet Valentine's Day with your loved ones!


    Kathy...:) me too I have always loved heart shaped stuff :)


    Lena....same to you too. He ate almost half - plain ones...crunchy and coffee fragrant is so addictive!

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  4. NOW that's my kind of treat! LOVE it! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.

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  5. What a sweet post :) Those little hearts are so adorable and sound delicious :)

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  6. Oooo...Happy Valentine's day to you too, Elin! Perfect heart cookies for this special day. Do you know how much the roses cost today? Wow, unbelieveable! Honestly, I prefer a pot of life roses than nicely decorated ones. hehe.... Hope you're going to have the most romantic evening. :o)
    Kristy

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  7. Awww, adorable post :)
    And these look and sound perfect for today!

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  8. Baker Street...thanks for dropping by and you are welcome :)


    Tes....hahaha yea there are so cute..every bite will tell how much love in making it :)


    Kristy....Same to you too:) Hope you had a wonderful one !:)


    Cher....:) thanks !


    アンゼエリン...thanks for dropping by to wish me Happy V's Day. Same to you too and hope you had a wonderful one!

    KiriW....:) thanks !

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