BingoPort Recipes: Coffee Kisses
Here at BingoPort, we thought that our readers would love to brighten up their day with a great recipe. Because as we all know, food fixes everything!
This month’s edition will feature a simple yet delicious biscuit recipe that will make you forget all about the bad weather and your back-to-work blues. So get your apron ready—and bake, bake, bake! These biscuits will be perfect with a good cuppa, or with an equally good game of bingo. And don’t worry—you won’t need to fork out much for this recipe.
These melt-in-the-mouth biscuits are called Coffee Kisses—and we get the feeling they’ll be your new favourite go-to recipe. You can whip them up quickly in a food processor, or by hand—and it won’t take you longer than 40 minutes. You can have them as plain biscuits, or add some delicious buttercream filling for a bit more oomph.
Tip: if you’re not a fan of coffee, don’t worry. You can substitute the instant coffee with some vanilla extract or cocoa powder for an equally mouth-watering result.
This recipe comes from The Great British Bake Off: Big Book of Baking—courtesy of Happy Foodie.
How many will this recipe make? 8 biscuits with buttercream filling/16 plain biscuits.
For the biscuits:
- 175g of self-raising flour
- 100g of caster sugar
- 100g of unsalted butter, chilled and diced
- 2tsp of instant coffee
- 1 medium free-range egg
For the buttercream filling:
- 75g of soft unsalted butter
- 150g of icing sugar
- 4 tsp of cocoa powder (optional)
Begin by preheating the oven to 170°C/325°F/gas 3.
To make the dough in a food processor, you need to put the sugar and flour into the bowl. Pulse to combine—then you can add the butter to the mixture, and combine until it looks like fine crumbs. Dissolve the instant coffee in 1 teaspoon of boiling water. Then, beat the egg until it’s frothy, and then mix it into the coffee. Pour this mixture into the processor, and pulse until the dough comes together.
To make the dough by hand, you need to combine the sugar and flour in a mixing bowl. Add the butter and rub it into the mixture with your hands until it looks like fine crumbs. Dissolve the instant coffee in 1 teaspoon of boiling water. Then, beat the egg until it’s frothy, and mix in the coffee. Add this to the bowl, and stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until the dough is firm.
Place the completed dough onto a work surface. Flour your hands well, and divide the dough into 16 pieces—you can then shape them into individual dough balls. Arrange these on a baking tray—ensure they're spaced out from one another to account for spreading.
Bake them in the heated oven for 12 to 15 minutes until they’re a light golden colour, and firm to the touch. Once baked, leave them to cool for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to complete cooling.
To make the buttercream, beat the butter together with the icing sugar and cocoa powder (if using). Once the mixture is light and smooth, you can use it to sandwich the biscuits into pairs.
And voilà! Don’t they look perfect?
In case you’re wondering—yes, there were 8 biscuits. But one seemed to disappear during the process of taking pictures...
They’re so easy to make that they can be used for any type of occasion. You can bake them for a special bingo night—like when you’re hosting your own Christmas bingo night. You could even make them into Bingo Kisses—just use a piping bag and some icing to write bingo numbers on them.
Or, you could simply savour them while you’re playing on your favourite bingo site, like Foxy Bingo!
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