Thursday, May 3, 2012

Monte Carlo biscuits

Do you love cookbooks? I do! I am getting quite a collection of them. On my days off I have been enjoying some baking and trying out some new recipes. Today I made some Monte Carlo's from one of my favourite cooking books, The Australian Womens Weekly Cooking School. I have a long list of recipes that I would like to make from this one.

Hubby just tried one and gave them the thumbs up! And Miss 10 says they are delish!

The recipe is...
180g butter softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/4 cups SR flour
3/4 cup plain flour
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2/3 cup desiccated coconut
1/3 raspberry jam

Vienna Cream Icing...
60g butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup icing sugar

1. Preheat oven to 200 o C (180 fan forced) Grease oven trays and line with baking paper.
2. Beat butter, extract and sugar in small bowl with electic mixer until just combined, beat in egg. Stir in sifted flours, soda and coconut, in two batches.
3. Roll 2 teaspoons of mixture into ovals (i just did balls)place on trays about 5 cm apart. Flatten slightly with the back of the fork to roughen surface.
4. Bake biscuits about 7 minutes.
5. Meanwhile make Vienna Cream.
6. Transfer biscuits to wire rack to cool. sandwich biscuits with Vienna cream and jam.

Vienna Cream...Beat butter, extract and sifted icing sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until fluffy, beat in milk.

Enjoy your week!
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Anonymous said...

yummy Lisa they sure do look good.xx

Roseanne said...

The look like they was yummy.

carole johnston said...

I grew up with these as Mum always made them and Anzac bickies of a Sunday,now Mum is with me I must make her some, I thank you for reminding me of them.

Fiona said...

those look so yum.. thanks for sharing the recipe...

Wendy said...

Oh yum, they do look delicious. I love cookbooks and baking too, inherited from my Mum who was an amazing cook.

Quilt Kitty said...

Put the kettle on Lisa, I think you need a third opinion! Damn being all the way in Perth. They look gorgeous & delicious. Thanks for the recipe too. Tracee xx

Anonymous said...

OK, time for a cuppa but my "good eating rule" won't allow me to eat any of these :)