Chocolate Baileys biscuit cups came about a bit by accident. I forgot to buy ice cream wafer oysters a few weeks back and The Boy really fancied something similar. So did I once he said it and everywhere that sells them had shut for the day. I needed a quick alternative. Biscuit dough is very easy to make and it cooks in about ten minutes which means that it’s really versatile. You can make biscuit dough be soft and chewy or crunchy so it is suitable for everyone. It makes a wonderful change to wafers and tastes amazing.
Biscuit cups are very good for all kinds of different fillings. We have also tried these with fresh fruit, chocolate mousse and they make a great base for a miniature cheesecake without the faff of smashing up biscuits. They are edible, hand-held foodie fun for kids and grown ups alike and everyone will think you went to great effort to make something that looks so cool. Shhhh, don’t tell everyone how simple it is or they will all be doing it! This biscuit dough will keep in the fridge (wrapped in cling film) for about ten days but I can’t guarantee that it will last that long. This recipe make approximately 36 biscuit cups but it will also make about 60 normal sized biscuits if you don’t want to make them into cups. They bake for roughly the same amount of time though so the recipe will not need to be changed, just omit the steps for making the dough into cup shapes.
- 25g baileys chocolate terrine from the patchwork food company
- 200g softened butter
- 110g sugar
- 275g plain flour
- cream the chocolate terrine, butter & sugar until light and fluffy
- sift & fold in the flour
- mix until a dough is formed
- roll the dough into a 1" sausage and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes
- slice the dough into 1cm rounds
- spray the underside of a Yorkshire pudding tray with cake release spray
- press each slice of the dough over each ridge
- press lightly until the dough has the shape of the ridge in the tray
- bake in a pre-heated oven at Gas Mark 3 for 10-15 minutes depending on if you like them soft & chewy or with a bit of crunch
- leave to cool slightly until they can be handled
- carefully twist each cup to remove from the tray
- leave to cool completely
- serve with good quality vanilla ice cream, fresh raspberries & grated chocolate
Disclaimer – I received some complimentary products from The Patchwork Food Company.
I was not obligated to write this recipe.