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
* for the filling ,I used Bailey's Icing instead of chocolate icing
For the biscuits
175 g self - raising flour
75g caster sugar
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.
Here is me wishing my family, friends and readers
and all food bloggers
Happy Valentine's Day
have a wonderful time with your loved ones !
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