This week's recipe was chosen by Michelle of Bad Girl Baking. Having just received my copy of Baking I can see literally dozens of recipes I would have picked before this one. After reading through the receipe I realised I liked all the ingredients, it was just too close to what I have for breakfast everyday. BUT ... I was very pleasantly surprised!
The cooked biscuit has a slightly salty, sandy texture reminiscent of shortbread which I love. I also made a few alterations, using all coconut instead of the wheatgerm, all peanuts instead of the almonds and adding dark chocolate chunks instead of raisins (for N). We also don't have granola as such here in Australia, so I used an organic, fruit-free, toasted muesli.
The mix was really dry and I was worried it wouldn't come together, but it did eventually and was similar to a crumble topping in consistency. I also made them quite big and got 30 biscuits instead of 40.
The taste test ...
Yum! Beautiful contrast between the smooth chocolate, crunch of the peanuts and buttery biscuit. Perfect for afternoon tea. I will be freezing most of these and can see them coming in handy for the 4pm munchies.
Next week: Chocolate Banded Ice Cream Torte.