Sunday, 20 April 2008

Chocolate Butterscotch Shortbread

I had it in my mind to make butterscotch biscuits. I love shortbread. Really nice and crunchy. In my mind, the perfect base in which to experiment with flavours. I have ordered butterscotch chips but as they are coming from America it will take two weeks for them to get here. I really have no patience. I noticed some Green & Black's Butterscotch chocolate the other day and thought I might try with this. The result was not as butterscotchy as I would have liked but the little bits if honeycomb exploded rather satisfactorily in my mouth and the little bits of chocolate were lovely. All in all a nice wee biscuit easily made.



8oz/225gms butter

4oz/100gms dark brown sugar
8oz/225gms plain flour
4oz/100gms cornflour

pinch of salt

1 bar Green & Black's Butterscotch Chocolate smashed into small pieces

Cream softened butter and sugar.
Add the chocolate
Add the sifted flours and salt gradually and mix well
Turn out onto a floured worktop and knead lightly into a round

Roll out and cut into biscuits
Bake at 350F /180.C /Gas 4 for about 15 mins or until golden
Place on a cooling rack to crisp up.

Makes about 30 biscuits with a small cutter




17 comments:

jaygirl said...

Wow, they look lovely, another must try.

Rita x

culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess said...

Oh yes another must try cookie. I've three bars of this G&B in my chocolate drawer so it won't be long before they're made and eaten.

YUM!!

George xx

Rosie said...

Awesome Brenda a must try and I just adore that flavoured choccy!

Rosie x

Anonymous said...

They look absolutely yummy - a very clever way of improvising with butterscotch choccy.
AnnaBanana Xxx.

Elle said...

Those look wonderful! And I've got to get right on finding that chocolate...

Maria said...

Wow I bet these are delish! I must try these.

Maria
x

Tina said...

Granny, I cannot wait to try these, they look amazing. What a lovely mix of flavours.

Tina xx

Rachel@fairycakeheaven said...

oooooooooooooooooooooooooo love this chocolate, these must be amazing cookies!!!! any chance you'd courier some into work for me tomorrow?

giz said...

Chocolate AND butterscotch - it just doesn't get any better than that.

Rhyleysgranny said...

Thank you all. i will report back when I try them with the butterscotch drops.
XXX

Vicky (victoria sponge) said...

I keep popping by and looking at these. They look so good! I can't wait to hear how they taste with the drops!
Vicky xxxx

Kelly-Jane said...

I'm keeping this recipe, they look wonderful, and this is one of my friends favourite chocolate bars - will have to make them for her :)

Nickki said...

Wow Granny, I must try these. I love G&B butterscotch chocolate.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Ohhhh these look so good that I would eat one right now. Or two, or...

vonsachsen said...

Granny, I followed the scent all the way from George´s blog and I must say these both look and sound yummy! I have a feeling that I am going to try them soon:)

vonsachsen said...

Ummm, seems like I need a cuppa to wake me up! I wanted to make a comment on the tea-scented cookies :D Well, these chocky ones doesn´t seem bad either ;P

LisaRene said...

You know shortbread is my all time favorite cookie and the combination of chocolate and butterscotch sounds very tasty. Love how you improvised with the Green and Black's :) I had my first taste of Green and Black from my "blogging by mail" partner Rachel of Fairy Cake Heaven. She sent me two bars in my package and they were delicious!