I needed to settle my nerves last week. I was being thrown in at the deep end and interviewing (11 times a day) at The Good Food Bakes and Cakes Show. I'd never interviewed anybody before and so I was a nervous wreck.
I decided a little therapeutic baking was needed, comforting and calming all in one go. I looked around the kitchen and found I had some Maltesers in Harley's treat jar, so that was how my Maltesers biscuits came to be.
I'm so pleased they did as they are so simple and yummy, plus it turns out I'm quite ok at interviewing too and I actually really loved it. Just shows you, we should never be scared to try something new, so for all you lovely bakers out there wondering if you should apply to Bake Off or not, go on give it a go......you may just love it xx
170g Plain flour
140g soft salted butter
80g ground almonds or cornflour if nut intolerant
80g caster sugar
50g melted milk chocolate
I popped all the flour, butter, almonds, sugar and egg into my free standing machine and combined so it was just coming together with the flat beater, but this can easily be done by hand. Next crush the Maltesers and add 70g to the dough, combine until all the Malteser pieces are incorporated, then wrap in some clingfilm and chill.
*You can either roll into a log and slice discs to bake or roll the dough and use a cutter to cut out shapes.
If you are rolling the biscuits, place b between 2 sheets or parchment and roll to about the thickness of 2 stacked pound coins.
Place the cut biscuits onto 2 baking trays lined with parchment chill for 20 mins. Preheat the oven to 170.
Bake the chilled biscuits for about 10-13 mins depending on the size of the cutters and thickness of the biscuits. Leave to cool completely on the trays before drizzling with the melted chocolate, then sprinkle with the remaining crushed Maltesers.
*The dough freezes really well and can be baked straight from frozen.