I remember when I was younger in primary school, I use to love coming home from school and tucking into a BIG glass of *Milo (more milo than milk) and dunking a biscuit into it.
(*NB International Visitors - Milo is a Chocolate Malt type powder you add to milk *)
We use to get those family packets of "assorted" cream biscuits and generally us kids would fight over who got the good ones... like the kingstons, chocolate cream or monte carlos. We use to twist the two biscuits until they came apart and eat the filling by scraping it off with our teeth... it wasn't a pretty sight.... and proceeded to dunk the biscuit in the milo until it was a sloppy mess and in the gob it went.
Oh those were the day's! Not a care in the world, eat what you wanted (without the worry of weight gain, healthy eating, food allergies, low carbs, high protein blah blah blah) and the prospect of a funfilled afternoon to play outside in the sun.
These monte carlo's brought me back to those days. They are a "home made" version of the monte carlo's that were in those Family Assorted biscuit packs but oh do they ever taste like the real thing...... maybe even a bit better??? The crunchy honey flavoured biscuit, and must have two filling layers of the white icing and jam to complete the package!
So maybe now that I have transported myself back into my childhood days maybe my husband will let me have an afternoon playing imaginary games in the sun? Or he may think I have gone mad.... hmmm to late!
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Tsp Vanilla Essence
1 Cup Plain Flour
1 Cup Self Raising Flour
1 Tbsp Honey
60g Butter. softened
1 Cup Icing Sugar
Little Warm Water
Strawberry Jam/ or Raspberry Jam
Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line a cookie tray with baking paper.
Cream butter and sugar. Add egg, honey, vanilla and flour.
Mix until combined and a dough forms.
Roll teaspoons of dough into balls and press down with the palm of your hand to flatten.
Repeat until all dough is used.
Bake in oven for 15 min or until golden brown. Place on cooling rack.
When cold join with icing and jam.
In a small bowl sift icing sugar and add softened butter. Mix together with a little warm water until a stiff icing forms.
Simply Tea Selection
My selection to go with these childhood inducing biscuits would be our Cafe Latte blend.
It is a luscious mixture of milk granules, cocoa bits, chocolate chips and fine coffee bean pieces, all blended with black tea. It is an adult version of a "milo" but still SO very good! The combination of coffee, chocolate and black tea may sound strange BUT oh my it is really delicious - think mocha!
Give our Cafe Latte blend a whirl......
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What induces childhood memories for you???
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