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May 16, 2012#

Home-made Oreos

It can be a bit difficult making birthday cakes for non-cake loving people, but birthdays just aren’t the same without blowing out candles.  As this year’s alternative I decided to make a biscuit mountain using a homemade version of the birthday boy’s favourites.

I used a recipe found here  although I adapted it to UK style measurements and missed out some of the sugar.

Biscuits:

140g plain flour

120g butter (softened)

60g unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 salt

200g sugar

1 large egg

Mix the flour, cocoa, bicarb, baking powder, salt and sugar in bowl.  Beat in the egg and butter.  Mix thoroughly together ( I just used a wooden spoon).  Line a baking sheet with baking paper and place rounded teaspoons of mixture about 2 inches apart from each other.  You’ll need to flatten and shape them with your fingers, and if you don’t want them to look so rustic, tidy them up with a cutter.  Bake them at 190C for 9  minutes and cool on a wire rack.

Filling:

110g icing sugar

60g butter

1 tsp vanilla powder (or other kind of vanilla flavouring)

Gradually beat the sugar and vanilla into the butter until light and fluffy.

Using a butter knife, spread some filling on the underside of a biscuit and place another one on top!

For more thorough (less lazy) instructions have a look at the cupcake project blog where you can also find other links to the recipe among other tasty things.

Homemade biscuits always taste better, although I have to admit it would have been a lot quicker to go and buy some from the shop!

Let me know if you make some!

 

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