In the oh-so-eloquent words of Dom over at Belleau Kitchen, this month “the inevitable, filthy, sordid and quite frankly scary has finally happened.” A ménage a trois consisting of dashing Dom, Karen from Lavender and Lovage and Kate from What Kate Baked has seen two of my favourite blogging challenges *ahem* get together. That’s right. Random Recipes and Tea Time Treats have procreated and spawned a love child – the ingeniously named Tea Time Random Recipes.
Obviously this news was too much for my blonde head to cope with for it was with a blank expression that I stared at my bookshelves, trying to decide which of my recipe books best represented “tea time.” I don’t have a lot of baking only books and those that I do have (such as Dan Lepard’s Short and Sweet) have been heavily road tested already. On a whim, I decided to do something a little different. I typed the words tea time into the search function on the BBC GoodFood website and lo and behold got 31 results. A whirl of a random number generator gave me a stupendous ’6′, which corresponded to these custard and white chocolate biscuits.
I don’t bake biscuits very often as, for the calories, I would rather eat cake. But on the rare occasions I have made them, it never fails to surprise me how easy they are. This recipe was no exception and in less than half an hour, I had several trays of these custard laced, chocolate studded biccies cooling in the kitchen.
Sadly, in spite of the 19 glowing reviews of these biscuits on the GoodFood website, I wasn’t a fan. They were pretty darn sweet as you would expect from a white chocolate cookie but it was more the texture I had issue with. Despite baking as indicated in the recipe, they were soft and floury on the inside. I tried baking them for longer to crisp them up but then the white chocolate caught and went an unappetising shade of burnt. I even made a whole new batch of biscuits, so convinced was I that 19 BBC GoodFood readers couldn’t be wrong. But sadly the results were the same.
So now I have a monumental amount of pretty average biscuits sitting in my kitchen with no one to eat them But maybe the recipe will work for you and you can join the legions of fans that love these biscuits. If you want to give them a whirl, you can find the recipe here.