So being on lockdown doesn’t mean we need to hoard several packets of biscuits from Tesco’s. There is nothing better to settle down with a nice cuppa and let me show how you can make some of nation’s favourite biscuits in your Thermomix.
The UK’s favourite biscuits according to the Metro:
1. Chocolate Digestive
2. Chocolate Hobnob
3. Custard Cream
5. Jaffa Cake
Thermomix and Cookidoo have plenty of recipe inspiration at hand and I thought I’d list my Top 5 Thermomix Biscuit recipes, which are tried and tested to feed your souls.
- Chocolate Chip – Probably my favourite of all biscuits/ cookies. A chocolate chip cookie is a drop cookie that features chocolate chips or chocolate morsels as its distinguishing ingredient. Chocolate chip cookies originated in the United States around 1938, when Ruth Graves Wakefield chopped up a Nestlé semi-sweet chocolate bar and added the chopped chocolate to a cookie recipe. For a twist to the Nestle recipe, I’m sharing this sourdough discard, chocolate chip recipe as it has become my kids favourite. I feel using sourdough discard makes them healthier somehow. https://cookidoo.co.uk/recipes/recipe/en-GB/r630323
- Oreo –Another great one from the US. Oreo is an American sandwich cookie consisting of two wafers with a sweet crème filling. Introduced on March 6, 1912, Oreo is the best selling cookie brand in the United States. My favourite recipe on Cookidoo is this Italian one. You will need to use Google translate and do manual cooking if you don’t speak Italian but it’s worth it. https://cookidoo.co.uk/recipes/recipe/en-GB/r169011
- Shortbread – Shortbread is a traditional Scottish biscuit usually made from one part white sugar, two parts butter, and three to four parts plain wheat flour. Other ingredients such as rice flour or cornflour are often added or part-substitute the flour to alter the texture. There are lots of recipes on Cookdioo with variations such as sweet lavender shortbread or savoury, parmesan with fennel and chilli shortbread or keto and gluten-free versions but for the purposes of this blog post, I want to go simple. Try this Shortbread reicpe, https://cookidoo.co.uk/recipes/recipe/en-GB/r69097
- Biscotti – Biscotti, known also as cantucci, are Italian almond biscuits that originated in the Tuscan city of Prato. They are twice-baked, oblong-shaped, dry, crunchy, and may be dipped in a drink, traditionally Vin Santo. This is also in Italian, so will need Google transpate. I gifted this recipe at Christmas to teachers, friends, and neighbours and got rave reviews. https://cookidoo.co.uk/recipes/recipe/en-GB/r673190
- Orange Jaffa Cake – Jaffa Cakes are biscuit-sized cakes introduced by McVitie and Price in the UK in 1927 and named after Jaffa oranges. The most common form of Jaffa cakes is circular, 2 ¹⁄₈ inches in diameter and have three layers: a Genoise sponge base, a layer of orange flavoured jam and a coating of chocolate. The best Jaffa cake recipe I have discovered is the Raspberry and Orange Jaffa cake recipe on Cookidoo. It uses 150g raspberries so to keep it as close to the original, substitute 150g for 150g orange segments – new or canned work perfectly. https://cookidoo.co.uk/recipes/recipe/en-GB/r129667
Obviously, this is a list of my top 5, and I have missed out on some wonderful biscuit & cookie recipes that are also regulars in my household, Bourbons, Hobnobs and Jammie Dodgers. So I encourage you to use the search engine and filters of Cookidoo to seek out your favoruite. And if it’s a good one, please do leave a comment below with the link.