Today's special is a double whammy of a biscuit. I know of people who will put a meat pie on a breadroll and spaghetti in a taco and the idea of putting a biscuit in a biscuit...well....also insane.....until you try one of these.
I got my inspiration from a youtube video Miss M was watching and as always, I've tweaked it a little. You will need:
180g of softened butter
1 cup of firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups plain flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
Optional: fun measuring cup duck and if I was showing off I'd say the gorgeous Nigella Lawson's blue mixing bowls purchased at Victoria's Basement for 70% off!!
.....and my secret ingredient: 80g mini Oreos....cute eh?
Follow the usual recipe for biscuit making ie, cream the butter and sugar, beat in the egg and vanilla, sift in the flour, salt and baking powder, stir until combined. Now comes the fun part.....
Take two teaspoons full of the mixture and roll each teaspoon full into a ball then flatten with your hand. Pop the little Oreo button onto one flattened ball then top with the other flattened ball and gently mould the two sides around the encased Oreo..... should look a little like this....
Place on a lined baking tray and bake for 20 mins in a 180 degree C oven. Should make about 24 little parcels. They will come out of the oven looking a little like this.....
A bit boring to look at, I know, but wait till you take a bite!!!
.......... and there's the WHAMMY!!
By all accounts next time I'll be doubling the mixture as my 2 girls ate a dozen between them for afternoon tea today before I even got a chance to pile them on to a vintage plate, dust them with icing sugar and take a pic. Try them!