Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Stickydate Biscuits

What can I say. My mum's favourite dessert in biscuit form. I was wary, but these taste absolutely AWESOME!!.

Original recipe came from:

I made some changes after the first batch as I felt they weren't really stickydate biscuits without butterscotch.

Stickydate Biscuits
makes approx. 50

125 grams butter
1 1/2 cups chopped dates
1/2 cup butterscotch schnapps
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour
1 1/2 cup wholemeal plain flour
1 bag jersey caramels, each quartered.

night before - chop dates, pour over schnapps and let 'marinate'.

Preheat oven to 150 degrees celcius, fan-forced.

In a saucepan on low heat, melt butter. Add sugar and date/schnapps mixture. Bring to the boil and then remove from heat. Add remaining ingredients and mix until combined. Let cool for around 10 minutes so the mixture hardens a little. Place teaspoon sized amounts on a baking tray. Flatten and squish a quarter of a jersey caramel into each.
Bake at 150 degrees for 15 minutes. Then turn up heat to 200 degrees for five minutes (so jersey caramel melts ontop).
I found that if you bake at 200 degrees from the start, the biscuits are not hard enough to deal with the melted caramel and you end up with a pile of melted caramel next to your biscuit. If this happens, while caramel is still warm, place it back ontop of your biscuit. It will harden ontop.
Enjoy :)

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