Tuesday, October 20

Pink Ribbon Recipe: Home-made Monte Carlos



Kirrily from Just Kir and I had a baking day yesterday.  It was fun, there was chit-chat and yumminess, all you could ask for really!

Kir's little project was to make some Monte Carlos for the pink ribbon breakfast we're going to.  I helped a little, but Kir did most of it!  We got the recipe from Recipes+ magazine (a few issues back now) and it worked a treat... We doubled the mixture in the magazine which I think was a wise thing to do otherwise you wouldn't get many - 10-12.  I think next time we might make them a bit smaller too.

I think I might have twisted Kirs' rubber arm to get a Kitchenaid too.. hehe.


Ingredients:
Biscuits

250 grams butter, at room temperature 
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
2 cups self raising flour
1 cup plain flour
2/3 cup custard powder
2/3 cup dessicated coconut
1/2 cup milk


Icing/Filling
50gr butter, softened
1/2 cup icing sugar
2 tablespoons strawberry or raspberry jam

Method:
Preheat oven to 160 degrees fan-forced, 180 degrees non-fan-forced.


Cream the butter and sugar together until light and creamy



Take mixture off the mister stand and sift flours and custard powder over the top

 Add coconut, and mix together with spatula or spoon until well combined.

 roll into balls, I would say no bigger than a 50c piece, and place on greased tray.  Bake for 10-15 minutes until bottoms are brown, and tops are golden.  They will still be soft in the centre.

 Leave to cool.  Set aside

Make your icing by combining all ingredients and mixing with electric beater or stand beater until well combined and a creamy consistency.

 Place like-sized biscuits in pairs and then ice one side, in the centre with about 1/2cm gap around the edges, put the other side on, and squeeze together to stick.

Store in airtight container for up to a week, freeze if eating ahead.

This recipe has been added to the pink ribbon recipe page here - see other pink ribbon  recipes by clicking on the link here!

Don't forget the competition to win some cookie cutters ends midnight tomorrow!

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1 lovely comments:

Chantelle {fat mum slim} on October 20, 2009 at 8:58 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Oh boy. I could go some of those right now. :)


 

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