Baking, Product reviews
Comments 4

Biscuiteers Retro Classics – Review & Recipes

This week’s episode of The Great British Bake Off focused on biscuits – did you see it? It was a good ‘un! I enjoy a nice biscuit with a cup of tea, although I must admit, I tend to avoid buying them in my grocery shop, as I’ll be tempted to eat the entire packet in one sitting (why are biscuits just so damn addictive?!) 

My favourites are the old school classics, so I was over the moon to see that Biscuiteers are selling their own hand-made Custard Creams and Chocolate Bourbons (two of my faves!) until the beginning of September. It’s always a great day when something like this arrives in the post, I couldn’t wait to try them!

IMG_6625   IMG_6626

I don’t actually know the last time I had a Custard Creams, so it was very nostalgic. They tasted just like the original versions but even better. The butter icing was so rich and creamy, with a perfect level of crunch on the biscuit. I’m sure Mary and Paul would be very impressed if this was served up in the Bake Off tent!

IMG_6627

They would make a fantastic present, and both the Custard Creams and the Bourbons are available to buy on the Biscuiteers website for £27.50 per tin, plus postage and packing. 

But perhaps the more creative of you would rather have a go at making them for yourselves? Well no problem, because Biscuiteers have kindly provided the recipe!

For the Biscuits

1 quantity of our easy vanilla biscuit dough

For the Butter Cream

100g butter

200g icing sugar

A few drops of vanilla essence

Beat these together with your chosen flavouring ingredients until light and fluffy and completely combined. Keep the butter cream covered closely with cling film until you are ready to use it.

For the icing

Basic royal icing

Method

1) Create a batch of our vanilla biscuit dough and then cut the dough by hand, or use a rectangular cutter to make 24 vanilla biscuits.

IMG_1111e

2) Before the biscuits are placed in the oven, poke three evenly spaced wholes on half of the quantity of rectangles. This will be for the tops of your custard creams.

IMG_1122e

2) Bake for 15-25 minutes depending on the size of your biscuits at 170°C, and leave at least 15 minutes to cool before icing.

3) Once the biscuits are cool use the line icing to carefully pipe on the details and of course the name on to the 12 tops of the biscuit in the traditional custard cream pattern. Let the icing dry for around 10 minutes until it has set hard.

IMG_1009e   IMG_1036e

4) Use a palette knife to evenly spread the delicious vanilla butter cream onto the 12 base biscuits.

IMG_1045e

5) Carefully press the iced biscuit tops down onto the butter cream until they stick together.

IMG_1149e

6) Finally, sit back and enjoy your very own classic custard cream!

On the website, there’s also a Jammy Dodgers recipe! Click here for some of that jammy goodness!

Screenshot 2015-08-13 14.38.30

Update: They now also have a Party Rings Biscuit recipe, here. I don’t think there’s anything more old-school than Party Rings. And why was it that they were only ever served at parties? I think they shot themselves in the foot with the name there!

feature-image

I’ve fallen behind in my baking recently due to moving house, but I can’t wait to eventually get round to giving these a go!

You can also read about my experience at the Biscuiteers Icing Cafe in Clapham, here.

_____________

I was provided with a Custard Creams biscuit tin by Biscuiteers for review purposes but did not receive any payment. All views are my own. 

4 Comments

    • They’re such lovely biscuits, everything Biscuiteers make are delicious and look so pretty too! I’d love to have a go at making them if I had the time at the moment 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  1. Pingback: August 2015: A house, a kitten, and lots of blogging! | Got To Be Gourmet

  2. Pingback: My Top 5’s of 2015! | Got To Be Gourmet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s